A Citizen’s Assembly on a United Ireland

A united Ireland seems more possible now than at any point in our history ℘℘℘ “Brexit has catapulted this issue forward,” says Pádraig Ó Muirigh, advisor to the Republican Sinn Féin Party. “There is a real sense that we’re living in historical times.” In October, U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson effectively agreed to place the de facto future border in the sea between...

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Distinguished Service Awards

℘℘℘ The Irish have made their mark all over the world. Following the 2011 Global Irish Economic Forum, the Irish government inaugurated the Presidential Distinguished Service Award as a way of recognising their impact on the international stage. Announcing the 12 recipients of this year’s awards, Tánaiste Simon Coveney said: “The contribution of the Irish abroad, in so many...

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The Irish Post Awards

The Irish who have made their mark on the cultural life of Great Britain at the Irish Post award on November 15th. ℘℘℘ The awards were presented by Eamonn Holmes and Aoife Ní Thuairisg. First to the stage was Boy George, who received the award for Outstanding Contribution to Music. Next was actress Anna Friel, who was presented with the award for Outstanding Contribution to Film and...

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Buckley to Break Boundaries in FARGO Season 4

℘℘℘ Decades from now, when we look back on this era of “peak TV,” shows like The Sopranos, Mad Men, and Breaking Bad are sure to appear near the top of many “Best Of” lists. But in the humble opinion of this entertainment writer, the FX series Fargo deserves to be mentioned in the same breath as those other iconic shows. On the surface, the show would seem destined to...

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President Obama Statue of Presidents

℘℘℘ Visitors to historic downtown Rapid City, South Dakota, are greeted by a series of life-size bronze statues of our nation’s past presidents along the city’s streets and sidewalks. The City of Presidents project began in 2000, to honor the legacy of the American presidency. Each of the sculptures is privately funded, and the pattern of placement is chosen to maintain a...

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