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Archive for July, 2021

Thatcher Considered Cromwell-type Removal of Catholics from North, New Book Reveals

A new book by a former British Ambassador to Ireland reveals shocking examples of Margaret Thatcher’s ignorance on Irish issues. By Niall O’Dowd, Publisher Margaret Thatcher considered a Cromwell-type solution to the Northern Ireland problem by forcibly moving Irish Catholics in Northern Ireland from the six counties a new book has revealed. The late BritishRead more..

August 2021 Book Reviews

By Tom Deignan Beautiful World, Where Are You By Sally Rooney Get ready for a new crop of Dublin 20- and 30-somethings, rambling about and chatting, trying to look like they don’t care about life and love. Which means they care very much about life and love. In her first two novels – Conversations withRead more..

The Irish Rep Presents:
“The Cordelia Dream”

Showing July 27 – August 8, 2021 A Theatre Royal, Waterford and Throwin Shapes Production A Performance on Screen Irish Repertory TheatreIn association with Bonnie TimmermannPresents The Cordelia Dream By Marina CarrDirected by Joe O’Byrne Starring Stephen Brennan and Danielle Ryan Filmed at The New Theatre, Dublin In a response to one of Shakespeare’s greatest tragedies, the North American premiere of Marina Carr’s play comes to lifeRead more..

The Homecoming:
My Joyous First Return to Ireland Since Covid Began

Niall O’Dowd was on the first full Aer Lingus flight from New York to Dublin this week as entry requirements in Ireland were finally rolled back. Aer Lingus flew its first full flight since March 2020 from New York to Dublin on Monday, as Covid travel restrictions in Ireland are no longer in place andRead more..

From a Donegal Rowboat to Olympic Gold: The Untold Irish-American Story of the
1964 Tokyo Olympics

Billions of viewers will watch the Tokyo Olympics this summer. You can bet there will be countless feature stories about the 1964 Olympics when Japan first hosted the games. Keep an eye open for a detailed recounting of the historic showdown between the German and American teams in the eight man rowing competition, a marquis event inRead more..

The Real Mr. Tanner

The life of Martin J. Tubridy was the inspiration for Harry Chapin’s hit song “Mr. Tanner.” Story by Pat Fenton “Mr. Tanner was a cleaner from a town in the Midwest. And of all the cleaning shops around he’d made his the best. But he also was a baritone who sang while hanging clothes. HeRead more..

New Files Reveal Secret British Battle to Defeat Irish America

Documents reveal the British thinking in relation to the IRA ceasefire, the Adams visa, the MacBride Principles, and appointment of Mitchell as special envoy. By Niall O’Dowd, Publisher Newly released files in Northern Ireland show the underground war the British waged to stop the Gerry Adams U.S. visa in 1994 and prevent a special U.S.Read more..

Musical Merry-Go-Round

It’s been a good year for Irish pop music. There hasn’t been one big ticket album in 1999–the new U2 effort isn’t expected until early 2000–but if you scratch the surface, you’ll find some exciting music nonetheless. TOM DUNPHY recommends a few favorits you may want to investiage… VAN MORRISON, BACK ON TOP Van Morrison’sRead more..

An Irish Slant on the English Language

Terence P. Dolan’s Dictionary of Hiberno-English is not like any other dictionary or, for that matter, like any other reference volume. It’s the first general dictionary of the Irish dialect of English ever published and, in spite of its heady title, a good read for Irish and Irish-American word-hoarders and word-mongers — from the burlyRead more..

The Player

Some men are defined by how they win, some by their bearing in defeat. For Mark O’Meara, golf’s great grandson of Ireland, his composure on a day of personal loss but team triumph fleshes out a portrait of classical sportsman. The scene at the 17th green on the last day of the Ryder Cup competitionRead more..