Sarah Parker Remond

Continuing Christine Kinealy’s series on Black abolitionists who visited Ireland, we find, in Sarah Parker Remond, a woman who was remarkable and fearless. Frederick Douglass’s visit to Ireland 175 years ago—an experience that he described as “transformative”—has been commemorated on both sides of the Atlantic. However, Frederick was not the first or the last black...

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Looking Back at an Interview with Supreme Court Justice William Brennan, Jr.

Below is an excerpt from an interview Sean O Murchu conducted with Supreme Court Justice William Brennan in April 1990, just prior to Justice Brennan retiring from the Supreme Court. Appointed to the Supreme Court in 1956 by President Dwight Eisenhower, Brennan served for 33 years.  In the opinion of many, he was the most influential member in the Supreme Court’s history.  He...

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Irish Links at the U.S. Open

  When Caddyshack star Michael O’Keefe showed up at the U.S. Open this week, it was just the latest big role played by the Irish at the elite golf tournament.  From the Irish Americans who dominated the Open’s early days, to top 21st Century golfers like Graeme McDowell and Rory McIlroy – both competing this week at Winged Foot in Mamaroneck, New York – the Irish have left nearly as big...

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Christy Moore Live From The National Concert Hall

Saturday, September 19th. By Deaglán de Bréadún

Tonight, September 19th, at 8pm on the east coast and west coast of the United States, 8pm Irish and British time, 9pm in central Europe, and tomorrow at 8pm Australian Eastern Standard Time, Christy Moore’s many fans can view a livestream solo performance by the legendary singer on the stage at the National Concert Hall in Dublin. “I haven’t gigged since last March, so I’m...

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Grace Kelly
Princess

“Because I am pessimistic, I always expect the worst. When it doesn’t happen, I have a nice surprise.” She was known for her icy cool blond poise and her ladylike charm, and when she marries Prince Rainier III of Monaco in 1956, it was seen the world over as a fairytale match — the prince had found his beautiful princess. Princess Grace Kelly and Prince Rainier III of Monaco...

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