The Ancient Order of Hibernians, founded in 1836 to combat bigotry against the Irish, state removal of Col. John Fitzgerald’s name on St. Patrick’s Day by City Council of Alexandria, Virginia, sparked action.
I share his views but more importantly have been allowed to share his words. This is a fabulous explanation of what has gone wrong in Ireland today and with our friends across the pond. He takes his lead from Franklin D Roosevelt and the New Deal.
We all want to belong and feel like we’re a part of a family. Finding my Irish roots has been very meaningful to me as an adult. Like my uncle Edward, it has brought me a sense of peace and belonging again.
After a long-awaited and much-anticipated decision, President Michael D. Higgins finally announced in early July that he would nominate himself as a candidate in the upcoming presidential election and seek a second term in the country’s highest office. That decision was welcomed across the breadth of the political spectrum, and his candidacy was immediately endorsed by all of the major political parties in Ireland.