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Hibernia: Kennedy
and Dodd Push Patten

Senators Edward Kennedy and Christopher Dodd added their voices to the growing Irish-American demand that Britain implement the recommendations in the Patten Report on Policing in Northern Ireland. Both senators signed a letter to President Clinton asking him to press the issue in a July meeting with Tony Blair. Senator Kennedy also drafted a SenateRead more..

Baltimore’s Pied Piper

New Baltimore Mayor Martin O’Malley is renewing this harbor city’s long Irish ties not only by his stunning election in a predominantly African-American city but also as leader of the area’s most popular Celtic rock band, O’Malley’s March. Brimming with knowledge of Irish history and rebel song, the 37-year-old former lawyer and city councilman wasRead more..

Unspeakable Acts,
Ordinary People

A book about a subject most of us want to ignore. When the British government imposed internment without trial in 1971, army personnel at the Castlereagh Interrogation Centre carried out an experiment known as “the five techniques” on 14 men. They covered their heads with hoods, bombarded them with “white noise,” deprived them of foodRead more..