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Why Biden Should Appoint a
U.S. Envoy to Northern Ireland

By Niall O’Dowd, Publisher Irish America and President Joe Biden urgently need to reach out to unionism and loyalism in Northern Ireland to help bring political stability and repeat the success of the Clinton/Irish-America axis from the early 1990s. In the throes of the Brexit crisis, Biden is the one outside player who could make a profound difference, just as Bill Clinton did in...

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From Ireland: Politics, Health, Security, and Recognition

By Deaglán de Bréadún Certainty is always a rare commodity in Irish politics but it has rarely been so scarce as it is these days. Like many other places, we don’t know for sure how things are going to pan out in the immediate future, to say nothing of the longer term. New Ulster Unionist Party Leader Doug Beattie New Democratic Unionist Party Leader Ediwn Potts North of the border,...

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DNA Links President Biden
to Galway

Galway joins Mayo and Louth as an Ancestral Home Ireland loves to claim her own, so President Biden – who’s conspicuously proud of his 5/8 Irish ancestry – is a source of pride for many in the land of his ancestors. I first explored his heritage before he became Vice President, and later shared some of my findings in Irish America when he was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2013. My...

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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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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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