On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong took "one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind" and walked on the moon. Back in Ireland, a 16-year-old Niall O'Dowd was among the thousands of Irish who held their breaths.
"For me as Minister, it is vitally important that Irish communities abroad are better informed about the links that exist between Ireland and the global Irish and the possibility of support through Government funding."
Ex-CIA chief John Brennan has become the de-facto leader of the opposition to President Trump. After the Putin press conference fiasco, he used the terms "impeach" and "traitor” in quite remarkable ways for a former top intelligence officer discussing a US president.
In our unique heatwave, there is a growing shortage of water nationally but, by heavens, there is no scarcity at all of midsummer craic and festivalia. A real lava of levity and laughter and pure joy at about every level.
Most often compared to the late, great Maeve Binchy, best selling Irish author Maria Duffy will make a bigger name for herself stateside next week with the release of her latest novel, A Love Like This.
We the Irish should know all about the desperation of the undocumented, because once upon a time we too took to packed coffin ships by the tens of thousands to escape our homeland for much of the same reasons.