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The Myth of the 'Special Relationship'
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The Myth of the 'Special Relationship'
With the Passing of Queen Elizabeth, so too should the myth of the “Special Relationship.” Within minutes of the announcement of the death of Queen...
EDITORIAL: Truth Be Told
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EDITORIAL: Truth Be Told
It's a good thing that Ireland doesn't border Russia, though unwelcome visits by Russian bombers and warships have been a reminder that Europe isn'...
ADAMS: 'We are not invisible' Say Springhill Families
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ADAMS: 'We are not invisible' Say Springhill Families
Last week, the family of Loughlin Maginn settled a case against the British Ministry of Defence and the PSNI over his murder by the UDA in August 1...
KIRWAN: Irish Dance a Language All Its Own
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KIRWAN: Irish Dance a Language All Its Own
Back where I came from few boys aspired to be Irish dancers. It would have been considered suicidal to trip daintily around the back streets of Wex...
EDITORIAL: The UN  Assembles
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EDITORIAL: The UN  Assembles
Back in April Irish Foreign Minister Simon Coveney delivered a first hand account of his just concluded mission to Ukraine, this at a sitting of th...
Adams: The Monarchy and a Tolerance of Differences
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Adams: The Monarchy and a Tolerance of Differences
For those of us living in the north of Ireland the English Queen Elizabeth has been omnipresent in our lives for a long time. From our postage stam...
President Biden on the 21st anniversary of 9/11
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President Biden on the 21st anniversary of 9/11
Here are edited remarks by President Joe Biden at a 9/11 commemoration at the Pentagon on Sunday, September 11. Twenty-one years ago - twenty-one y...
EDITORIAL: The Queen's Irish Legacy
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EDITORIAL: The Queen's Irish Legacy
Amid the avalanche of coverage of the death of Queen Elizabeth II there was an especially interesting observation by one royal commentator and biog...
ADAMS: Another British PM so Closer to Unity
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ADAMS: Another British PM so Closer to Unity
Liz Truss is now the leader of the Conservative Party and British Prime Minister. No real surprise there. She is the fourth leader of the Tories in...
O'SHEA: A Partition Approaching its Sell-By Date
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O'SHEA: A Partition Approaching its Sell-By Date
The great Shakespearean drama "Macbeth" issues a clear warning to power-hungry and unscrupulous leaders about the consequences of their actions. “T...
KIRWAN: So Many Venues And All So Different
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KIRWAN: So Many Venues And All So Different
One of the interesting things about playing with Black 47 was that I became familiar with so many areas of the USA. By extension, I got a unique in...
EDITORIAL: An Issue of Truss
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EDITORIAL: An Issue of Truss
The headline above the Fintan O'Toole column in the Irish Times did not make for comforting reading. It proclaimed: "Liz Truss will make Johnson se...

 

 

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