Fox's "The Mick," FXX's "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia," HBO's "Shameless," "Sons of Anarchy" - awful Irish American stereotyping or should we just take comfort in the fact "they’re still damn funny."
"Prohibition became one battle in a much larger culture war which included attacks against Irish-dominated Tammany Hall, as well as Irish American skepticism about America's 1917 entrance into World War I."
"The Apollo House activists say they now want to turn their movement into a national campaign. Presumably that is why they have decided not to register as a housing charity, even though they have received around €170,000 in donations from the public."
Every Christmas without fail, I find myself watching the 1944 movie "Going My Way" starring Bing Crosby as the Irish American priest sent to close the parish of an aging Irish priest...It always makes me wonder what happened to this breed of Irish priests.
Scenes at airports in Ireland right now are familiar, with thousands of emotional reunions. What about the goodbyes? What do you make of a country that fails in its primary task of cherishing its people equally and giving all an opportunity.
A seasonal thought. It's just 200 miles from the Syrian border to Bethlehem, where Christ was born. It's just 300 miles from Aleppo to Bethlehem. The young women with babies we see on the nightly news fleeing the bombs and the bloodshed probably look a lot like Mary and the Baby Jesus did.