All Blog Posts Tagged 'Opinion' (92)

Where Irish-Americans Live

I did a search of your archives and this interesting article did not seem to be present, so apologies if it is.  I have been trying to create a map of all the traditional Irish musicians in the world and came across it.

Jed Kolko, chief economist of US property website has been looking at another aspect of Irish Populations, namely the…


Added by Tony Lawless on August 7, 2013 at 3:30pm — 2 Comments

Officials Repudiate Police Effort To Probe Ulster Violence

Imagine you were launching a new medicine for arthritis and in your application for approval from the FDA you employed as technicians people who had huge numbers of shares in your company and stood to make a fortune if the FDA gave your product a green light, that you only canvassed patients who had reported health improvements and…


Added by ed moloney on July 8, 2013 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

Irish-American Authority Takes On 'Killing Kennedy'

Narrative-History with an Irish Flavor


An Open Letter to Bill…


Added by James Francis Smith on June 10, 2013 at 6:00pm — 1 Comment

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Kiss The Blarney Stone and Gain the Gift of Eloquence

For more than 200 years, millions have visited Ireland and the Blarney Castle for the chance to kiss the Blarney Stone, which, according to legend grants the "Kisser" with a very special gift; the gift of gab or eloquence.

More Of The World According To 'Tracy':

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Added by Maryann Tracy on May 3, 2013 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Come With Us to Cúirt

Established in 1985 and quickly becoming one of the premier literature festivals in all of Europe (and beyond), the Cúirt International Festival of Literature launched its 2013 programme on the 23rd of April.  This annual festival based in Galway continues to…


Added by The Wild Geese on April 30, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments

'Over the Edge' at Cúirt

My qualifications for reviewing modern Irish literature are limited to:

    - I live in Ireland, and,

    - I like books

With that disclaimer...

The Over the Edge Showcase was, for me, a highlight of the Cúirt International Festival of Literature.  The event was billed as giving “a platform to emerging poets and…


Added by Kelly O'Rourke on April 29, 2013 at 1:00pm — 3 Comments

But For the Grace of God ... The Dublin/Monaghan Bombings

I am reprising this April 26, 2013, post to help commemorate the 40th anniversary of this, the modern-day 'Troubles' deadliest atrocity. Feel free to comment on the day's significance in WG's Forum.



Added by Gerry Regan on April 16, 2013 at 3:30pm — 2 Comments

More Than Once, A Pope Sold Out The Irish

By Joe McGowan (First published in 2005.)

With the eyes of the faithful and the news media craned on the chimney of the Sistine Chapel, Joe McGowan looks behind, at what he calls an infamous alliance forged between the Papacy and the Crown. Does the Vatican owe yet another people a grievous apology? Clearly, says…


Added by The Wild Geese on January 15, 2013 at 8:30pm — 2 Comments

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