Tom Deignan is the author of "Irish Americans: Coming to America" (Barron’s) and served as a contributing writer for the book "Irish American Chronicle" (Publications International Ltd.).
He writes the weekly Sidewalks column for the Irish Voice newspaper and contributes a monthly Op Ed column to the Newark Star Ledger.
His writing has appeared in newspapers such as the New York Times, Washington Post and Irish Independent, and magazines such as Commonweal, America, Publisher's Weekly and Irish America. Currently an English teacher in Brooklyn, Deignan has taught history, cinema and English at CUNY, St. John’s University and Bowling Green State University.
Born in Staten Island, he lives in New Jersey with his wife and four children. He is currently working on a novel set in Brooklyn on the eve of World War II.
WhatsApp. a messaging app owned by Facebook, was fined $270 million by Irish authorities last week for not being transparent enough about how it uses private data. The issue raises concerns over the privacy of social media users everywhere.
"Are those the names of all the people who died?”
"The U.S. Catholic Church “could absolutely step in” and initiate its own investigation of past abuse of Native Americans."
Nico Ali-Walsh, who recently claimed his first professional boxing victory, represents all that's good about American diversity.
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We are approaching the end game of the oft-chanted belief that the “personal is political.”
The idea that a major media company actually has to justify its publication of a memoir by a former vice president is nearly as lame as, well, most of what Mike Pence is shoveling these days.
"I am by birth a citizen of a country where there are more Irishmen, either native born or the descendants of Irishmen, than there are in all of Ireland.”