Posts Tagged ‘Peace Process’

Irish Power, U.S. Politics

U.S. Rep. Richie Neal Talks to Niall O’Dowd

Richie Neal’s extraordinary journey from a working-class neighborhood in Springfield, Massachusetts, to Washington, D.C., and one of the most powerful jobs in American politics as the chairman of the Ways & Means Committee. ℘℘℘ On November 7, 1960, Mary Garvey Neal, who had roots in Ventry, County Kerry, took her son to the Springfield, Massachusetts,Read more..

Arrests in Death of Journalist

Police investigating the murder of journalist Lyra McKee in Derry have arrested four people under terrorism legislation. ℘℘℘ The four males – aged 15, 18, 38, and 51 – were arrested in the city on Wednesday morning, May 8, in connection with the killing. The suspects have been taken to the Serious Crime Suite at MusgraveRead more..

Wild Irish Women:

A Most Sorrowful Mystery

Oh! star of Erin, queen of tears, Black clouds have beset thy birth, And your people die like morning stars, That your light may grace the earth. – “Stars of Freedom,” 1981 By IRA volunteer Bobby Sands, M.P. H-Block, Long Kesh Prison Camp ℘℘℘ Watching Bobby Sands die in 1981, much of the world realized,Read more..

Hall of Fame:
Lawyer, Public Servant, and Peacemaker John C. Dearie

John Dearie may not remember the specific year, but he remembers a very small, very important detail about one New York City St. Patrick’s Day parade in the late 1980s. “I remember seeing all of these people march ing by, county after county. It had to be tens of thousands of men and women marchingRead more..

The world reacts to the death of Martin McGuinness

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Weekly Comment:
Hillary Clinton Inducted to
Irish America Hall of Fame

“Irish Americans for Hillary,” said the buttons on the tables in the ballroom of the Essex House Hotel where Irish America magazine honored Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton for her work in advancing the Irish Peace Process by inducting her into the Irish America Hall of Fame, which is based on the Dunbrody Famine Ship Experience inRead more..

When It Comes to Irish Peace,
Hillary and History Rhyme

Hillary Rodham Clinton’s role in the Irish peace process is often underestimated but there were few people more important. In retrospect it all seems so obvious. Once an American president focused on Ireland, there would be an immediate concerted effort to find a way to end Europe’s long-running war. After decades of war the AmericanRead more..

First Word:
What I Learned from Hillary

Our cover story on Hillary Clinton reminds us of her role in the Irish peace process – particularly her involvement in bringing women into the discussion and throwing a light on the role they played in their communities – work that was often under-recognized. Closer to home she taught me a lesson that opened myRead more..

Project Children Draws to a Close

Project Children’s 40th anniversary celebration in Washington D.C. in September brought to a close an important chapter in Northern Ireland’s struggle for peace. For decades, this all-volunteer organization has been bringing children from both sides of the sectarian divide in Northern Ireland to spend the summer with a family in the United States as aRead more..

Meryl Streep Remembers Irish Activist and Union Leader Inez McCormack

Streep paid tribute to McCormack at Newsweek & The Daily Beast’s 2013 Women in the World summit. “A tall woman and a towering figure” were the words Meryl Streep used to describe her friend Inez McCormack, the civil rights and labor activist from Northern Ireland who passed away just over 10 weeks ago at 69Read more..