Ireland Considers Legislation to Restrict International Travel by Convicted Pedophiles

T.D.s and Senators have been urged to support a new bill – the Sex Offenses (Amendment) Bill 2018 – introduced in Dáil Éireann by Maureen O’Sullivan, T.D., which proposes to restrict the foreign travel of convicted pedophiles. If enacted, Ireland would be the first country in the E.U. to curtail overseas travel by convicted child sex abusers. Australia has already introduced such...

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Twenty Years Later:
Reflections on the Good Friday Agreement

Signed on April 10, 1998, the landmark Good Friday Agreement helped to bring to an end the 30 years of sectarian conflict in Northern Ireland known as the Troubles. Twenty years on, Deaglán de Bréadún looks at how the agreement came about, the American role, and the current state of play. ℘℘℘ In the early 1990s, the blood-soaked contest between the Irish Republican Army (I.R.A.) and the...

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McGuinness Principles Launched in U.S.

In honor of the Good Friday Agreement’s 20th anniversary, the McGuinness Principles were launched from New York in April. The principles, named after Northern Ireland’s former deputy first minister Martin McGuinness, amount to a declaration of intent to resolve contentious issues between the Northern Irish and British governments. They were compiled by members of the Ancient Order of...

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Eunice and Eileen

Eunice Kennedy was an amazing woman who changed the way people with disabilities are treated and viewed. Who better to bring her story to light in a new biography than Eileen McNamara, another trailblazing Irish American. ℘℘℘ Eunice: The Kennedy Who Changed the World is published by Simon & Schuster (April 2018 / 416 pp. / $28) Eileen McNamara – the longtime Pulitzer Prize-winning...

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George Mitchell: A Keystone of the Good Friday Agreement

To mark the 20th anniversary of the signing of the Good Friday Agreement on April 10, 1998, we are look back on Deaglán de Bréadún’s profile on former U.S. Senator George Mitchell, who played a crucial role in the ultimate success of the peace talks. ℘℘℘ COMETH the hour, cometh the man. Philosophers have argued for a long time over the importance of the individual in history. Some...

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