Why should the Irish support immigration? Any Irish person who is still seriously asking that question today would want to take a serious look at themselves, and perhaps especially if you're reading this in the United States now.
Before we get too carried away with bashing Brexit, we'd do well to remember we're facing the same thorny social questions that gave a fateful opening to the far right demagogues, fantasists and racists who set the stage for the ongoing and lamentable civil war between British Europhiles and Euroskeptics.
How you feel about yourself can have a real impact on your country. No, hear me out, it really can. Everything connects. Your personal psychology affects your group psychology after all. Some psychologists call it the Starbucks factor.
This month The Irish Repertory Theatre in Manhattan are staging two Brian Friel one-act plays that explore love and the tales people tell themselves to make sense of their lives. It's the hottest new ticket off-Broadway.
In "A Private War" Irish actor Jamie Dornan plays a journalist who risks his own life to bring us the truth about the war in Syria, in a triumphant new film that is a timely reminder of the enduring value of the free press.