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EDITORIAL: Never Again Yet Again
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EDITORIAL: Never Again Yet Again
How many times have we said it? "Never Again." It applies to so many of humanity's darker chapters that it's getting hard to count. Just to name a ...
ADAMS: Russia Must Get Out of Ukraine
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ADAMS: Russia Must Get Out of Ukraine
The big story of the moment is the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Like many of you I have been watching the round the clock news reports emerging fro...
The Origins and True Purpose of the AIHS
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The Origins and True Purpose of the AIHS
For decades within the 19th and 20th centuries, Boston, Chicago, and Philadelphia were among the great American cities that served as the main plat...
EDITORIAL: Ireland and Ukraine
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EDITORIAL: Ireland and Ukraine
Take a look at the map of Europe. At one end of it we have Ukraine as a dominant expanse on the map. At this juncture it is possible to argue that ...
ADAMS: The Game is Well and Truly Up
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ADAMS: The Game is Well and Truly Up
The singular message emerging from the conflicting voices within political unionism at this time is their opposition to the election of a Sinn Féin...
O'SHEA: Mixing the Political with the Legal
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O'SHEA: Mixing the Political with the Legal
When the imperatives of the law clash with the dynamic push and pull of power politics, the result is often an unseemly public mess. In the 2000 pr...
KIRWAN: The Glorification of Vapid Notoriety
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KIRWAN: The Glorification of Vapid Notoriety
Neil Young had the biggest head of any musician I’d ever met. I’m talking literally, of course, not figuratively. He came to see Black 47 in Paddy ...
EDITORIAL: What If.....?
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EDITORIAL: What If.....?
What if Ireland was put in charge of the United Nations, the entire world, for let's say, a month? It's fair to say that the world at the end of th...
ADAMS: We Stand Up to the Bullies ADAMS: We Stand Up to the Bullies
Some politicians rarely, if ever, see the irony in the words they use. Take Boris Johnson. He is currently using the dispute between the Ukraine an...
Confirming What Families Already Knew
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Confirming What Families Already Knew
A recent Northern Ireland Police Ombudsman Report into the murders of 19 people between 1989-1993 by members of the paramilitary Ulster Defense Ass...
EDITORIAL: Return To March
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EDITORIAL: Return To March
We’re a month out from St. Patrick’s Day and hopes are rising that this year we can actually celebrate the day in a manner that brings us back to t...
KIRWAN: A Force To Be Reckoned With
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KIRWAN: A Force To Be Reckoned With
Once a person of consequence, the priest’s housekeeper appears to have slipped quietly into the past. She was mostly a rural Irish phenomenon, for ...