Lastly, in November watch for Spotlight, a close look at the Boston Globe journalists (including Irish Americans such as Kevin Cullen) who doggedly investigated the sexual abuse scandals of the...More
The Atlantic Philanthropies, created in 1982 by Irish-American businessman Chuck Feeney, is giving €138.4 million [$177 million] to Trinity College Dublin and the University of California, San...More
As we go to press, the Northern Irish peace process faces one of its greatest challenges. First Minister Peter Robinson, the Democratic Unionist Party leader resigned his position in September, along...More
Arthur Griffith founded the Irish political party Sinn Fein on this day in Dublin in 1905. At the first annual Convention of the National Council, Griffith outlined what he called the “Sinn Fein” policy. The policy planned “to establish in Ireland’s capital a national legislature endowed with the moral authority of the Irish nation.” At first, support and membership were not very strong, however the party grew following the Easter Rising of 1916. Today, the party is led by Gerry Adams and is one of the largest political parties, with elected representatives in both Northern Ireland and the Republic.