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Meet the Best: Tim Russert
of NBC’s Meet the Press

Tim Russert is the most influential political journalist in America. As host of top-rated Meet the Press he can make and break careers, but his own success story is a highly unusual one. Niall O’Dowd interviewed him in Washington D.C. ℘℘℘ “He is absolutely the best, he does the most homework. In an era where everyone in the media is ahistorical and nobody knows anything, he...

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The First Word:
A Little Boy’s Cry

“Hushed be that sigh, be dry that tear,Nor let us lose our heaven here…” – Richard Brinsley Sheridan ℘℘℘ Patricia Harty, Editor-in-Chief. On a plane to San Francisco a young couple sit across from me with two boys. The younger one is kicking up a ruckus. As I reach for my ear-plugs I hear the wife say something to her husband, a trendy fellow with glasses and an...

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News from Ireland:
A Fragile Peace

The Northern Ireland Assembly is back – but intransigence could still damage the prospects for peace. ℘℘℘ Glimpse a furrowed brow or lips shut tight against gritted teeth at Stormont right now and you’re looking at someone who was counting on the peace process ending in failure and recriminations. Those with a spring in their step, a whistle on their lips, and a twinkle in...

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News from Ireland:
You Can Go Home Again

One of the happy consequences of Ireland’s robust economy is the reversal of its centuries-long emigration trend. Now thousands of Irish citizens are returning home, often to find an Ireland that is quite different from the one they left. To accommodate this new influx, the Irish government has published Returning to Ireland, a new information book aimed at the estimated thousands of...

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News from Ireland:
The Threat of the Super Pub

The small Irish local pub is in danger of becoming extinct with the increasing popularity of larger superpubs, according to a leading Irish vintner. Cork vintner Con Dennehy warned of the danger of transferring licenses from rural areas to larger cities, and he urged Justice Minister John O’Donoghue to change the existing laws. Under the current licensing laws, pubs are operable only...

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