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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..

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..

Why Biden Should Appoint a
U.S. Envoy to Northern Ireland

By Niall O’Dowd, Publisher Irish America and President Joe Biden urgently need to reach out to unionism and loyalism in Northern Ireland to help bring political stability and repeat the success of the Clinton/Irish-America axis from the early 1990s. In the throes of the Brexit crisis, Biden is the one outside player who could makeRead more..

President-elect Joe Biden’s Irish roots – from fleeing Famine Ireland to winning the White House

President-elect Joe Biden’s rich Irish ancestry helped lead him to the White House. By Niall O’Dowd, Publisher As is true in the case of Presidents John F. Kennedy, Barack Obama, Ronald Reagan, and now Joe Biden, the Irish Famine had the untold impact of creating a US president by sending their forefathers to America. Biden’sRead more..

Farewell to a Legend

Jim Dwyer, a beloved figure and Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter,
columnist, and author, passed away at the age of 63 on October 8, 2020

By Niall O’Dowd It was fitting that in his last column for The New York Times on May 26th, Jim Dwyer wrote about the quiet heroism of his great grandmother in saving her family during the 1918 flu pandemic. She was known as Nan the Point from a remote area near Killorglin in Co Kerry. HerRead more..

Michael Dowling – What Real Leadership Looks Like During a Pandemic

Irish America Publisher Niall O’Dowd reviews Irish-born CEO Michael Dowling’s new book about Leading Through a Pandemic. The coronavirus, the greatest public health crisis in United States history, will spawn a thousand books, TV programs, and even movies. However, I doubt any will be as revealing and relevant as “Leading Through a Pandemic” which isRead more..

Lincoln’s New Party, Anti-Irish and Anti-Slavery

In celebration of Juneteenth on June 19th, which commemorates the end of slavery, we bring you this excerpt from Lincoln and the Irish: The Untold Story of How the Irish Helped Abraham Lincoln Save the Union, by Irish America publisher, Niall O’Dowd. By 1856, the Whig party Lincoln belonged to had destroyed itself over slavery and the violence of the Know-Nothings, an extremistRead more..

Fiery Joe Biden

A 1987 interview with the then U.S. Senator from Delaware, now presidential hopeful Joe Biden gave his first ever interview to an Irish publication in April, 1987 when he talked to Niall O’Dowd and revealed, for the first time in print, his passion for his Irish heritage, the story of his extraordinary Irish Catholic family,Read more..

The Amazing Role Gay Women Played in the 1916 Rising

Niall O’Dowd, Publisher This weekend marks the 104th anniversary of the The  Easter Rising of 1916. In his new book, Niall O’Dowd looks at the women who took part in the Rising. Historical accounts of the gay movement in Ireland usually omit women, yet they had a remarkable part to play in the 1916 RisingRead more..

Easter 1916 a Terrible Beauty

By Niall O’Dowd, Publisher This Easter time, despite Coronavirus and the suffering and isolation it has caused we should pause to remember the 105th anniversary of the Easter 1916 Rising which reminds us of the extraordinary sacrifices of previous generations. It should give us inspiration that fighting against the odds whether they be a deadlyRead more..