Dr. Patrick Monahan

The Doctor is in the House [of Representatives}.

By Tom Deignan Dr. Brian Patrick Monahan is a rare creature in Washington these days. He is praised by both Democrats and Republicans. “Throughout this (coronavirus) health crisis, the Senate, its members and our staffs have been lucky to have the steady leadership of Dr. Brian Monahan in our corner,” Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said in late May. Dr. Monahan,...


First Word:
June 6th, 2020 Newsletter

By Patricia Harty, Editor-in-Chief We have been shaken by the reprehensible killing of George Floyd and so many others in America’s Black communities, as we grieve with the families of the victims of racial violence, we are heartened by all those who have shown solidarity through peaceful protests in communities throughout the country. We remember too, on this day that marks the anniversary of...


Latest News from Ireland

By Emer Mullins As Ireland begins to emerge from its Coronavirus lockdown the national context reminds me of the Billy Joel hit ‘We didn’t start the fire,’ with its staccato allusions to global headline events over a number of years. The COVID-19 pandemic has seen forced, rapid change across every section of Irish society in a matter of months, leading many commentators to ponder...


Exploring Connemora
with Tim Robinson

Watch Today June 10th

Tim Robinson: Connemara is a film based on his three Connemara books which have reached international recognition. These publications are Listening to the Wind, The Last Pool of Darkness and A Little Gaelic Kingdom. The film is a visual interpretation of his work as a mapmaker and writer. It’s an atmospheric exploration of landscape, history and mythology – an intersection between...


Through Their Eyes:

Larry Holmes vs. Gerry Cooney

By Thomas Hauser On June 11, 1982, Larry Holmes and Gerry Cooney entered the ring at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas for one of the most highly anticipated fights of all time. In some respects, Holmes-Cooney marked the long-overdue end of an era. It was the last major championship bout to be marketed – and not subtly – as black versus white. Cooney was “the great white hope.” He...