Paul Robeson – Singer, Actor, and Renaissance Man – Had a Love for Ireland

By Christine Kinealy Paul Robeson was born in in Princeton in New Jersey in 1898. His father was a former runaway slave who had become a Presbyterian minister and his mother was part of a Quaker abolitionist family. His mother, Anna Louisa Bustill, died in a fire when Robeson was aged 6. Despite growing up in an era of segregation, Robeson proved to be gifted in both in sports and...


All I’ve Ever Known

All I’ve Ever Known is a BBC film produced by John Callister in 1992. It is about Margaret Gallagher who lives in Belcoo, County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland. Margaret is a fascinating soul, now in her late 70’s she still lives in the thatched roof cottage where she was born without any of the amenities of the modern world including running water and electricity.  The film was...


Malachy Browne:

The Accidental Pulitzer Prize-winning Journalist By Emer Mullins The best journalism has always been based on excellent storytelling – the objective reporting of facts best told through the story of a person with whom others can relate. As social media has become ubiquitous and infotainment replaced news, as celebrity culture and fake news have become so prevalent, people...


Rory Saves Another Life

By Niall O’Dowd, Publisher Rory Staunton My nephew Rory Staunton would have been 21-years-old this week, a strapping handsome young man no doubt well into a promising college career. Instead he lies in an Irish graveyard victim of a bungled medical emergency so bad it made the front page of The New York Times. The doctors failed to recognize the tell tale signs for sepsis a...


America We Love You

General Martin Dempsey, who served as the 18th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff explained, “A month ago, a group of musicians from the Army Chorus and I discussed if we could find a way to provide a bit of encouragement to our fellow citizens in these challenging times. Ambitious, but it’s amazing what you can do when you surround yourself with seven Juilliard School-quality...