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February / March 2001

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Gerry Adams The Way Forward

Kelly Candaele talks to Gerry Adams about recent developments in Northern Ireland. ℘℘℘ Gerry Adams is no...

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Yeats Country and Beyond

“I am of Ireland,” wrote William Butler Yeats in one of his most famous poems from 1933, and all we have to do...

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Hitting the High Notes

Ireland’s own three tenors discuss love, God and Celine Dion with Sarah Buscher. ℘℘℘ Ask the Irish tenors...

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Dr. Fogarty’s Fantastic Voyage Through the Human Heart

“Tom Fogarty epitomized American ingenuity and has made a lasting and beneficial impact on society.” As a child...

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Women in Northern
Ireland Politics

In war-torn Northern Ireland, for women to fight for equal rights would have been seen as a betrayal to the Nationalist or...

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In This Issue

The Last Word

The last time it happened…The Irish were to blame. ℘℘℘ The election results are in. The presidential candidate of the incumbent Democratic party has won the popular vote but lost...

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Gerry Adams The Way Forward

Kelly Candaele talks to Gerry Adams about recent developments in Northern Ireland. ℘℘℘ Gerry Adams is no stranger to violence. In 1984, he told reporters that he believed there was a...

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The First Word:
Carry On, Mr. President

Dear Editor: Re: “Thank You, Mr. President” Just because Ms. Harty got her night in the Lincoln Bedroom, we’re all supposed to admire an underachiever, a national...

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Chris Patten
Endorses Police Bill

The Republican and Nationalist communities suffered a blow in their efforts at police reform when Chris Patten, chair of the Patten Commission, endorsed the controversial Northern Ireland Police...

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British and Irish Governments Seek U.S. Ban on Real IRA

The Irish and British governments have asked the United States to designate the Real IRA as a terrorist organization, a step that would prevent the organization from raising funds in the U.S. The...

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Police Seize de
Valera’s Love Letters

The Gardai (Irish police) have seized 18 letters written by Eamonn de Valera to his wife, Sinead, between 1912 and 1920. Some of the letters were written while he was imprisoned for his part in the...

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The Last Hurrah

President Bill Clinton’s third, unprecedented and final visit to Ireland as President had all the feelings of a homecoming. And why not? No other American President has devoted as much time,...

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The Irish Arrive

Irish Prime Minister Bertie Ahern was in New York last December to present of a sculpture to the United Nations. Entitled Arrival, the bronze piece was created by John Behan, Ireland’s...

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Steve Allen (1921 – 2000)

If the stars are twinkling a bit more lately, it’s because one of Earth’s brightest has taken his place in their midst. On November 1, Steve Allen passed away in his sleep and into the...

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The Faithful Departed

The face of Catholic Ireland is changing beyond recognition. Ten years ago, well over 80 percent of Irish Catholics went to Mass at least once a week. That number is now down to about 60 percent and...

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Life’s Lessons

In the summer of 1998 Katie McMahon was in Belfast following the peace process and completing her study on the political murals. It was there, on a littered soccer field, that she received her...

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Bringing General
Corcoran to Life

Sweet fiddle music muffles street sounds, thick carpet softens your footsteps, and lace curtains filter the daylight. Fireside chairs before a fireplace invite you to linger over the photos from the...

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The Rules of the Game

“The building trade is the worst trade in the World — you can quote me on that,” jokes Fran Rooney as he speaks of the new house he is trying to construct in County Dublin. And...

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Irish student Wins
N.C.A.A. Championship

A County Louth native battled frigid temperatures in Iowa to win the men’s 10,000 meter National College Athletic Association cross-country championship. Keith Kelly, a student at Providence...

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Deportation Proceedings Dropped

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The Department of Justice announced in the beginning of December that it would stop all deportation proceedings against six men with past connections to the IRA. The decision is the culmination of a...

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The Blame Game

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For six long weeks this past Fall the country waited to find out who our next president would be. We waited, watched, and blamed. We blamed the newscasters, we blamed the parties, we blamed...

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The Letters of Oscar Wilde

One of Oscar Wilde’s wishes was that he be talked about 100 years after his death. Well, his wish has been granted. November 30 marked the centenary of the writer’s passing at the age of...

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Man of Erin 2001 Contest

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The Philadelphia Immigration Resource Center will be hosting a bachelors’ contest titled “Man of Erin 2001” on February 24. The winner will receive a trip to Ireland, including...

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Women in Northern
Ireland Politics

In war-torn Northern Ireland, for women to fight for equal rights would have been seen as a betrayal to the Nationalist or Unionist cause, Anne Cadwallader examines the position of women on the...

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Yeats Country and Beyond

“I am of Ireland,” wrote William Butler Yeats in one of his most famous poems from 1933, and all we have to do is look at the stark images from the land where he lived and from which he...

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The Other Kennedy

For the last 40 years, Americans have been fixated on the trials, tribulations and tragedies of the Kennedy family. Yet as the nation has kept its eyes focused on the Bobbys, Teddys and John-Johns...

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Roots: The Lynch Family

The Lynch family derives from several independent clans. One of these is the Norman family De Lench who came to Ireland in the 12th century and were the most prominent of the “Tribes of...

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Dr. Fogarty’s Fantastic Voyage Through the Human Heart

“Tom Fogarty epitomized American ingenuity and has made a lasting and beneficial impact on society.” As a child he built model airplanes. As an adult he has saved lives with his medical...

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Film Forum:
That Sinking Feeling,
Titanic Town Goes Under

Titanic Town, the fictional story of a Northern Ireland woman who mounts crusade for peace in 1972, is not the first movie to attempt to trade on James Cameron’s 1997 blockbuster Titanic. The...

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Photo Album:
A View from Above

Blanche Casey of Cleveland, Ohio stands on top of the Empire State Building while on her honeymoon. The Chrysler Building can be seen in the background. Born in 1905, Blanche graduated from Notre...

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Hitting the High Notes

Ireland’s own three tenors discuss love, God and Celine Dion with Sarah Buscher. ℘℘℘ Ask the Irish tenors why they’re such a hit and they’ll give you different answers,...

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Sláinte!
Goddess Meets Groundhog

Time passes and things change. As people migrate from nation to nation around the earth, they may leave the land of their birth behind, but their travel gear is packed chock full of tradition. No...

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Music: U2 Fans Find What They are Looking For

Throughout the 1980s, U2 would close their live shows with “40, their anti-war reworking of the New Testament’s fortieth psalm. Over a loping Edge guitar figure, Bono would sing...

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Book Reviews: The
McCourt Family Chronicles

MEMOIR Malachy McCourt’s new memoir Singing My Him Song picks up where his best-seller A Monk Swimming left off. As the old saying goes, you’ll laugh and you’ll cry, right along...

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Man of Erin 2001 Contest

The Philadelphia Immigration Resource Center will be hosting a bachelors’ contest titled...

The Irish Arrive

Irish Prime Minister Bertie Ahern was in New York last December to present of a sculpture to the...

The Last Hurrah

President Bill Clinton’s third, unprecedented and final visit to Ireland as President had...

The Faithful Departed

The face of Catholic Ireland is changing beyond recognition. Ten years ago, well over 80 percent...

The Blame Game

For six long weeks this past Fall the country waited to find out who our next president would be....

Steve Allen (1921 – 2000)

If the stars are twinkling a bit more lately, it’s because one of Earth’s brightest...

Life’s Lessons

In the summer of 1998 Katie McMahon was in Belfast following the peace process and completing her...

Irish student Wins
N.C.A.A. Championship

A County Louth native battled frigid temperatures in Iowa to win the men’s 10,000 meter...

Bringing General
Corcoran to Life

Sweet fiddle music muffles street sounds, thick carpet softens your footsteps, and lace curtains...

The Letters of Oscar Wilde

One of Oscar Wilde’s wishes was that he be talked about 100 years after his death. Well, his...

The Rules of the Game

“The building trade is the worst trade in the World — you can quote me on that,”...