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Higgins offers greetings to the global Irish family
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Higgins offers greetings to the global Irish family
[caption id="attachment_70421" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="President Higgins. "][/caption] This is the text of the message marking St....
Renewing focus on growth, jobs and trade
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Renewing focus on growth, jobs and trade
Taoiseach Enda Kenny. It is less than a year since President Obama stood on Dublin's College Green, the site of Ireland's first parliament and in f...
A saint sells Ireland
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A saint sells Ireland
Saint Patrick, we are told, used the shamrock to explain the mystery and miracle of the Holy Trinity to the heathen Irish. It was a simple metaphor...
Ireland and the U.S. are succeeding together
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Ireland and the U.S. are succeeding together
[caption id="attachment_70405" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Ambassador Dan Rooney."][/caption] I have reached that point in life where ...
Hollywood and Vatican closer than you might think
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Hollywood and Vatican closer than you might think
[caption id="attachment_70402" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Ted Williams."][/caption] I couldn't help but making a comparison between o...
So who should pay for birth control?
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So who should pay for birth control?
[caption id="attachment_70245" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="The Eighth Cardinal Archbishop."][/caption] I have a friend who was once th...
BC subpoenas are legally dumb and dumber
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BC subpoenas are legally dumb and dumber
Slowly, but inexorably, the penny is dropping, both here in the United States as well as back in Ireland. The Boston College subpoenas seeking acce...
A sober, not sober-sided, celebration
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A sober, not sober-sided, celebration
[caption id="attachment_70240" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Regis High School will be a fun place to be this St. Patrick's Day. "][/cap...
Still a storm tossed sea
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Still a storm tossed sea
The cover of this St. Patrick's Day issue is an evocative reminder of times when the Irish set out for America with no guarantee of actually making...
Still finding romance in the dance
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Still finding romance in the dance
Every March, my dance class seems to grow. I always say it's because people are more interested than usual in pursuing their Irish heritage. That m...
Why we love St. Patrick's Day in Boston
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Why we love St. Patrick's Day in Boston
I remember as a young boy growing up in South Boston that during three Lenten nights my mother would scrub our faces and off we would we would go t...
Ruling the waves, now waiving the rules
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Ruling the waves, now waiving the rules
[caption id="attachment_70101" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Queen Elizabeth and President McAleese at Croke Park. "][/caption] Why is B...

 

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