Posts Tagged ‘Politics Archive’

Irish Power, U.S. Politics

U.S. Rep. Richie Neal Talks to Niall O’Dowd

Richie Neal’s extraordinary journey from a working-class neighborhood in Springfield, Massachusetts, to Washington, D.C., and one of the most powerful jobs in American politics as the chairman of the Ways & Means Committee. ℘℘℘ On November 7, 1960, Mary Garvey Neal, who had roots in Ventry, County Kerry, took her son to the Springfield, Massachusetts,Read more..

A Man of Ideals

Dr. Robert Ivany, President of the University of St. Thomas, Houston, writes about Bill Flynn’s dedication to serving others. The university has initiated a campaign to name and strengthen its existing Center for Irish Studies as the William Flynn Center for Irish Studies. ℘℘℘ For the past several years, I have had the good fortuneRead more..

Irish Government
Faces More Fallout

The Irish Government is bracing itself for more fallout from the Flood Tribunal — the statutory inquiry set up to investigate political corruption in Ireland. The Tribunal’s first report has already become a best seller. It found former Fianna Fail Minister Ray Burke to be “corrupt,” having accepted bribes from some of the country’s leadingRead more..