Manhattan Diaryby Cahir O'Doherty
- Forging a bond with my father during an idyllic trip to Donegal
- JFK and the Sacred Heart were the twin pillars of life in Donegal
- The War on Thanksgiving
- Honor our Irish American forefathers by maintaining the ailing US infrastructure
- In the aftermath of suicide, a long walk through a strange country
Now I'm going to see about my own marriage. I wish you all the luck and I hope you'll do likewise.
And I stood there in the middle of the day in the middle of the supermarket in the middle of my life and I wept.
An Irish and American gay couple could be the first to win a green card after the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) was struck this morning.
Catriona and Cathy completed their interview at the Denver, Colorado USCIS office and cleared all eligibility hurdles except for DOMA.
That left me silent and slightly bereft on a tiny village street in the middle of the afternoon. I just stood there for a moment, lost in time. Until my heart opened, and like the landscape, it steadied me.
The Daily Mail ran an article yesterday about the findings made by Irish researchers from University College Dublin that discovered - on average - students in Ireland drink more than their international counterparts.
Not much more, but the Mail managed to extrapolate from that to make the claim 'that those from the Emerald Isle do drink more than their international counterparts.'
Senator Marco Rubio today vowed that he will vote against the immigration reform bill that he co-authored if the amendment allowing US citizens to sponsor their Cuban born partners is not removed.
'If this bill has something in it that gives Cubans immigration rights and so forth, it kills the bill. I'm done,' Rubio said on Thursday during an interview on the Andrea Tantaros Show.
It was my grandfather's misfortune to find himself coming to maturity among the Civil War generation. Like a lot of the Irish of that era he inherited a war with the British crown and not much else.
His life and his legacy were shaped by that battle, and he helped hand on a new Ireland to my father's generation.
Yes, it's another episode of Lou Dobbs Tonight and the learned fellows are courageously addressing an issue that poses a bigger threat to the nation than gun background checks or gay marriage: you guessed it, they're discussing working mothers.
Everyone knows the growing danger posed to society by these uppity women, but kudos to these gents for having the cojones to admit it.