Periscopeby Niall O'Dowd
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I didn’t know Jill Meagher, the young Irish emigrant from the town of Drogheda found brutally raped and murdered in Australia, but I feel like I did.
She hails from the same town in Ireland as me, was an emigrant from Ireland like me and I’m sure she had the same hopes and dreams that all emigrants from my hometown have – to make it good somewhere in the world and to make people proud.
Don’t blame Mitt Romney for the dire prospects for the GOP in the November election.
Blame the GOP.
DUBLIN: I drove past Leinster House, the Irish parliament building in Dublin, last week and saw an extraordinary sight.
Protesting outside were scores of disabled people, many without arms and legs, because the government had stated they were cutting the budget for their helpers. The protestors were almost outnumbered by the media.
Irish Americans such as Chuck Feeney and Donald Keough have had a more positive transformative impact in Ireland than generations of politicians there.
That was the main point I made in my speech accepting the Tip O’Neill Donegal Diaspora award in Buncrana last night before 400 people. I stated that I believed there are many other Don Keoughs and Chuck Feeneys out there in Irish America but the Irish government needs to get serious about identifying them.
Well reader I took a drive from Dublin to Dingle, about 180 miles, on a glorious Sunday after the Notre Dame/Navy match and all was well with the world.
I'm not a particularly lucky person but over the years for some reason, whenever I go to Ireland the weather is usually good -- no matter the time of year.
Dublin: In years to come hardcore Notre Dame fans will ask “Were you there?” when this Dublin game against Navy is discussed.
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