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EDITORIAL: A Grubby Fingerprint
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EDITORIAL: A Grubby Fingerprint
Back in the early years of the twentieth century the European military powers began to engage in a major arms race. That race would wind its way al...
O'SHEA:  Some Perspectives on a United Ireland
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O'SHEA: Some Perspectives on a United Ireland
A few months ago, my son-in-law, Jimmy Frawley, who lives in Dublin, brought two of his children, aged 10 and 15, on a weekend trip to Belfast. He ...
ADAMS: The blight of sectarianism must be ended
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ADAMS: The blight of sectarianism must be ended
The narrow vote in the Dáil 100 years ago last week in favor of the Treaty imposed the partitionist institutions demanded by the British under thre...
EDITORIAL: The Fires of Winter
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EDITORIAL: The Fires of Winter
After a summer of fires consuming vast areas of wilderness and destroying entire communities we are now in the season of fires in close packed urba...
Envisioning a Bold Future for the AIHS Envisioning a Bold Future for the AIHS
This year marks the one hundred and twenty-fifth anniversary of the founding of the American Irish Historical Society. In a time of ethnic and nati...
ADAMS: Tom Hartley's a Man for a Tune 
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ADAMS: Tom Hartley's a Man for a Tune 
Our old pal Tom Hartley is a fine singer. He and I have been known to duet together. Back in the day, in C Wing in Belfast Prison on the Crumlin Ro...
 Challenges in the Year Ahead  Challenges in the Year Ahead
As the final days of 2021 were being counted down a number of communities in Colorado were reminded, cruelly, of how much of what happens in this w...
Envisioning a Bold Future for the AIHS Envisioning a Bold Future for the AIHS
This year marks the one hundred and twenty-fifth anniversary of the founding of the American Irish Historical Society. In a time of ethnic and nati...
ADAMS: Nollag Shona Daoibhse Go Leir
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ADAMS: Nollag Shona Daoibhse Go Leir
I like Christmas. I like the Christmas story. Joseph and Mary and the wee donkey fleeing from the Roman occupation forces. The baby Jesus being bor...
EDITORIAL: A Viral Grinch At Christmas
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EDITORIAL: A Viral Grinch At Christmas
Not too long ago there was an expectation that Christmas 2021 would be more "normal" than Christmas 2020. And in significant ways it will be as, un...
The 1981 Hunger Strikes Transformed Irish America
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The 1981 Hunger Strikes Transformed Irish America
Almost overlooked, in this 40th anniversary year, is the historic American legacy which the 1981 Hunger Strikers inspired. British officials who pl...
O'SHEA: Widespread Poverty Amid Vast Riches
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O'SHEA: Widespread Poverty Amid Vast Riches
I recall a philosophy professor from County Mayo, Fr. Brian Dunleavy, teaching a class on the subject of mistakes in reasoning, more formally calle...