Posts Tagged ‘election’

The Irish Issue

As the 2004 United States Presidential Election Approaches, Irish Americans want to be informed of the candidates’ policies on Irish issues. Deanna Turner approached President George W. Bush and Senator John Kerry about their positions on immigration, the recent deportations of Irish republicans, the new U.S.-U.K. extradition treaty, the Good Friday Agreement, and what theRead more..

Voters Head to the Polls

Will Bertie be back, will there be a Quinn tide, or will Sinn Féin’s day finally come? These are the questions facing the Irish people as they head to the polls on May 17. It has been the longest campaign and the most polled contest in the history of Irish elections, even though the actualRead more..

The Last Word

The last time it happened…The Irish were to blame. ℘℘℘ The election results are in. The presidential candidate of the incumbent Democratic party has won the popular vote but lost the election because one big state has narrowly swung to the Republicans. Commentators blame the Democratic loss, in part, on defections among a key ethnicRead more..

Caucus Ruckus

Chicago alderman Thomas Murphy’s attempt to bridge cultural gaps seems to have gone unappreciated. Murphy represents the 18th Ward on the city’s Southwest Side, with an 85 percent black population. For this reason Murphy asked to join the City Council’s black caucus even though he is white. But caucus members said that membership in theRead more..

Sinn Féin Surges Ahead

On election day in Northern Ireland, David Trimble, leader of the Ulster Unionist Party and First Minister in the Northern Ireland Assembly, was roughed up by Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) supporters as he approached the polling station. Trimble needed the protection of the police to get in and out of the building unharmed, and endedRead more..