The Wild Geese's Blog Posts Tagged 'Opinion' (16)

For Malachy McAllister, 54 Years Under the Gun published the following interview with beleaguered and much-respected Irish immigrant Malachy McAllister in 2006, and we are astounded at how relevant -- and urgent -- the concerns the Irish-American community expressed about his plight then remain today. The account we reprise here dramatically underscores how precarious Malachy's hold on the American dream has remained for the past…


Added by The Wild Geese on April 16, 2016 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Bruton: Commemorations Reveal What We Believe Today

Speech by John Bruton, former Taoiseach, at 11 a.m., Monday 28th March, in Iveagh House, Dublin, as part of RTE's “Reflecting the Rising” series.

President John Kennedy once said that a “nation reveals itself “ by the events and people it chooses to commemorate.

This state is a rule of law based, parliamentary democracy, which has…


Added by The Wild Geese on March 30, 2016 at 10:30am — 4 Comments

Quiz: Are You an Irish Poetry Expert?

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Added by The Wild Geese on November 20, 2014 at 6:30am — No Comments

'The Loneliest Boy In The World': A Welcome Addition to the Blasket Island Canon

"The Loneliest Boy In The World"

Gearóid Cheaist Ó Catháin with Patricia Ahern (Collins Press, 2014)

Review by Felicity Hayes-McCoy.


At the westernmost end of Ireland’s Dingle peninsula,…


Added by The Wild Geese on September 17, 2014 at 7:00am — 1 Comment

100 Years Ago ... The Lost Opportunity of a Peaceful Path to Irish Independence

A response to some critics of a commemoration of the centenary of the Home Rule act

By John Bruton

Ronan Fanning (Irish Times 16 August) is right to say we should not…


Added by The Wild Geese on August 27, 2014 at 10:00pm — 14 Comments

Whiskey Tasting in The Virtual Síbín

We hope you enjoy the below…


Added by The Wild Geese on March 13, 2014 at 2:00am — No Comments

‘St. Pat’s Drinking Team’: Taking On Irish Stereotypes

Sign Our Petition Taking On Irish Stereotypes

“Irish I Were Drunk” -- huh?

Sadly, you can readily find these words emblazoned on merchandise at a retailer near…


Added by The Wild Geese on February 22, 2014 at 1:30pm — 26 Comments

Irish Stereotypes: Organizing Our Thoughts

In a recent discussion dealing with stereotypes…


Added by The Wild Geese on February 17, 2014 at 9:00am — 10 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

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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