Growing Unrest in
Northern Ireland

April 17, 2021 By Deaglán de Bréadún Concern has been growing in Ireland, north and south, that the Troubles which caused so many deaths and injuries for thirty years from the late Sixties until the end of the Nineties might be on the way back. The Belfast/Good Friday Agreement was concluded in April 1998, with former US Senator George Mitchell chairing the negotiations, so it is ironic...

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Maud Gonne and Famines in the 1890s

By Christine Kinealy Maud Gonne is frequently remembered as the unrequited love interest of the poet, W.B. Yeats, while her accomplishments as a nationalist, artist, actor, lecturer, polemist, writer and social activist are often marginalized. In particular, Maud’s role in engaging with the perennial poverty and intermittent subsistence crises that dogged Ireland in the final decade of the 19th...

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Marty Walsh is Confirmed as U.S. Labor Secretary

By Michael Quinlin Congratulations to Martin J. Walsh, who was confirmed on Monday, March 22, 2021 as the next U.S. Secretary of Labor. The U.S. Senate approved his nomination 68-29. Walsh has been mayor of Boston since January 2014, and prior to that was Massachusetts state representative and a leader in Boston’s trade unions. In his farewell speech, Walsh cited affordable housing, education,...

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History Loves a Parade
260 Years of the New York
St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Wednesday, March 17, 2021 4:00 pm EST, 8:00 pm Ireland The New York Irish Center Presents: History Loves A Parade An online Salute to 260 Years of the New York Saint Patrick’s Day Parade. Explore key milestones of the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in North America from Colonial times to the present. Featuring archival images and new photography, guest musicians, and original interviews with...

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Bushmills Celebrates
St. Patrick’s Day with
Flogging Molly & Free Whiskey

Livestream concert from Dublin, Ireland Wednesday, March 17, 2021 3:00 pm EST, 12:00 pm PST, and 7:00 pm GMT As the world’s oldest licensed whiskey distillery, Bushmills has seen their fair share of St. Patrick’s Days. And while the local pub is typically the spot for celebration, this year, it’s all about celebrating Paddy’s Day safely at home. The green beer and orange...

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