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KIRWAN:  Joy and Sadness of the Emigrant's Christmas
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KIRWAN: Joy and Sadness of the Emigrant's Christmas
Christmas! The very sound of the word can set the heart thumping, and yet there’s a vague unease associated with the word too, especially for the e...
ADAMS: Croí na Carraige - Investing in Our Young
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ADAMS: Croí na Carraige - Investing in Our Young
Recently I met with activists involved in the Glór na Móna project in West Belfast. Along with the local MLA, Aisling Reilly, they briefed us on th...
EDITORIAL: All We Want.... EDITORIAL: All We Want....
As the song line goes, "all I want for Christmas is my two front teeth." If only it was something so simple on the eve of Christmas, 2021. A new ve...
O'SHEA:  And Speaking of a Speaker McCarthy
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O'SHEA: And Speaking of a Speaker McCarthy
Kevin McCarthy, the Republican leader in the House of Representatives and a very ambitious man, sees himself on the cusp of a major positive career...
ADAMS: Early On a December Morn'
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ADAMS: Early On a December Morn'
THE TREATY In the early hours of 6 December 1921 the Irish delegates taking part in the negotiations with the British government signed The Anglo I...
EDITORIAL: Unfortunate Tenement Timing
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EDITORIAL: Unfortunate Tenement Timing
The story appeared in the New York Times early in June. The Tenement Museum on Manhattan's Lower East Side, like all institutions open to the publi...
KIRWAN: Oliver Cromwell's Unintended Gift
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KIRWAN: Oliver Cromwell's Unintended Gift
Isn’t it a terrible thing to open the New York Times and read the obituary of a friend, especially one you haven’t thought about in donkey’s years?...
O'SHEA:  Ireland's Partition and the Treaty that Followed O'SHEA: Ireland's Partition and the Treaty that Followed
A historic debate took place in the Irish parliament a hundred years ago about whether to accept or reject the Anglo-Irish Treaty, which was negoti...
EDITORIAL: Reimagining Immigration EDITORIAL: Reimagining Immigration
There was a most interesting report on the front page of the New York Times last week headed: "Contending With the Pandemic, Wealthy Nations Wage G...
ADAMS: Gaels Call for a Citizens Assembly
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ADAMS: Gaels Call for a Citizens Assembly
In a powerful video message 12,000 Ulster Gaels are appealing to our fellow Gaels in Munster, Leinster and Connaught to sign and endorse a letter t...
O'SHEA:  The Climate Crisis Smolders On
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O'SHEA: The Climate Crisis Smolders On
A major row erupted in 2019 between Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro and the French leader, Emmanuel Macron, as thousands of fires engulfed the A...
EDITORIAL: A Battle On Multiple Fronts
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EDITORIAL: A Battle On Multiple Fronts
They don't have Thanksgiving in Ireland, at least not officially. But they do, somehow or another, have "Black Friday." Further proof - if it is at...