Joe Biden’s nail-biting Pennsylvania win was just the latest episode in Pennsylvania’s rich Irish American history. BY TOM DEIGNAN You can take the boy out of Scranton. But Scranton still helped put its most famous Irish Catholic boy – Joe Biden – into the White House. The 2020 presidential election famously came down to aRead more..
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“Because I am pessimistic, I always expect the worst. When it doesn’t happen, I have a nice surprise.” She was known for her icy cool blond poise and her ladylike charm, and when she marries Prince Rainier III of Monaco in 1956, it was seen the world over as a fairytale match — the princeRead more..
As the 2020 Tokyo Olympic games draw to a close we share the story of John B. Kelly, the last American man to win a gold medal for the Men’s single skull. For many Irish Americans, particularly in the early years of the century when Ireland was deprived of her own national identity, Olympic victoryRead more..