"Truth be told, the late newspaper columnist Jimmy Breslin was not the nicest guy in the world... but boy, could he write."
"I still like to think of that dream of America now that it feels as lost to me -- and if I’m honest, to itself."
Returning to Ireland forced me to accept that the best thing for me is to leave again.
There will be a new movie out soon about politics in Washington. It will be called “Mama, They Shrunk the Speaker.”
"A mantra by which to live, and simultaneously an excuse that neither offends nor discriminates! Namaste."
Kelly, Ryan, Mulvaney, Bannon, Pence… were they feeling proud of St. Patrick’s Day week.
"As years passed, the longing to return to the ‘Emerald Isle’ didn’t disappear, but sometimes I have the ability to shut it out of my thoughts so I don’t live with a sudden absence and ache in my heart."
“Amendment provides an approach to presidential succession which allows for an effective transfer of power in all cases of presidential inability.”
I want to share my memories of very happy days in Ireland in the 1950s, and my memories of nuns.
"It’s easy to talk about fighting crime and terrorism. It’s easy to talk about loving cops. It’s time for Trump and his supporters to put some money where their mouths are."
If the President and his supporters get their way a 21st century Thomas Francis Meagher would never get into America.
Comparisons to other countries who offer votes to emigrants may be superficially convincing but the reality is that Ireland, because of its history and the huge scale of its diaspora, is unique.
“In the Age of Trump a terrorist incident of major magnitude here would cause widespread attempts to abandon civil liberties and demonize communities.”
“Martin McGuinness grabbed me in a bear hug. “We did it,” he said, referring to the president coming to Ireland.”
The Tuam Children’s Home and Ireland’s hidden diaspora.
Sinn Fein leader was at center of two most iconic moments in recent Irish history
"Her adoptive parents had been magnificently caring and she had a lovely childhood with them but, always, had the wish to make contact with her birth mother in West Clare."
Heavens to Betsy, who would ever dream... In fact, they have been doing it to Americans for a century.
"We had them all the other night...We had Roddy McCorley meeting his doom at the Bridge of Toome. We had Kelly from Killane below in the County Wexford..."
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