Remembering Bobby Sands and the Nine Other Men Who Died on Hunger Strike

On May 5, 1981, having completed 65 days on hunger strike, republican prisoner Bobby Sands died in the H-Block prison hospital at Long Kesh. By the time the prison hunger strike ended on October 3, 1981, 10 young men had starved themselves to death. The hunger strike was a last effort by the inmates to be recognized as political prisoners. The protest had started in 1976, when the prisoners went...

More

George Carlin is Still Tossing Out the Good Stuff

Once the quintessential seventies hippie comedian, George Carlin continues to evolve and grow. In an intimate interview with T.J. ENGLISH he shares stories of his upbringing, his Irish ancestors and his view of the world. In the history of American stand-up comedy, there has never been anyone like George Carlin. Controversial, iconoclastic, irreverent, obscene – all of these words have been...

More

Irish America

JUNE / JULY 2006 30 George Carlin – The Interview In a rare interview, George Carlin talks to T.J. English about his life, from growing up in an Irish family in Harlem to the highs and lows of a 50-year career in comedy. 38 “Taskforce Wolfhound” Lead The St. Pat’s Day Parade. New York’s Fighting 69th and Louisiana’s 256th National Guard celebrated their homecoming by leading the Saint...

More
Patricia Harty - Editor-in-Chief.

Close Encounters

” I always keep thinking of James Connolly and the great calm and dignity that he showed right to the very end, his courage and resolve.” – Bobby Sands As I’m writing this, I can hear the sound of bagpipes. Wafting up to my 21st floor office, high above busy Sixth Avenue, are the mournful strains of “Sean South from Garryowen.”  It’s a reminder that one can never really...

More

Huge Crowds Attend 1916 Anniversary Parade

Over 100,000 people thronged into Dublin’s O’Connell Street to honor the 90th anniversary of the 1916 Easter Rising. In a spectacle regarded as a dress rehearsal for the Rising’s centenary in 2016, a military parade involving some 2,500 members of the Irish Army and Defense Forces passed by a review stand near the General Post Office, rebel headquarters in 1916. Three planes from the Air...

More