Understanding the 25th Amendment and Impeachment

By Tom Deignan For five decades, John Feerick has done his best to make sure America can deal with things at their worst. If you read the headlines this week, you saw angry debates about what to do in the wake of protests-turned-riots in the nation’s capital. Ultimately, the House of Representatives voted – for the second time – to impeach president Donald Trump, though only...

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Tipperary Football Team Win Munster Final after 85-Year Wait

Tipperary marked the centenary of Bloody Sunday with a historic win over Cork to win the Munster Final for the first time since 1935. By Deaglán de Bréadún In one of the most dramatic days in Irish sporting history, the Gaelic football team from County Tipperary won the Munster provincial championship last Sunday when they beat the favourites Cork. The historic drama had two...

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The Dorsey Brothers:
Sultans of Swing

By Irish America Staff To fans of jazz and swing, the Dorsey brothers need no introduction. As musicians, composers and dance band leaders, they are inextricably linked with the swing craze during the big-band era of the 1930s and 1940s. Their numerous hits include “I’m Getting Sentimental Over You,” “I’ll Never Smile Again,” and...

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New England’s Irish “Witch”

By Mike Tubridy Goody Ann Glover was hanged as a witch on November 16, 1688. Could it have been that it was because she was a Catholic whose first language was Irish. Had one not known the dour Puritans of this New England town better, one might have thought they were celebrating a holiday but, in fact, they had come out to witness the hanging of a witch. From jail to...

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From Space to Washington –
Captain Mark Kelly Takes on a New Endeavour

Mark Kelly is the new Senator-elect for Arizona, filling the late Senator John McCain’s seat. Mark Kelly – just elected to the U.S. Senate – had already lived quite a life. He’d served as a fighter pilot, flying over three dozen combat missions during Operation Desert Storm. Then he applied to become an astronaut with NASA. As did his twin brother Scott. They were both...

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