"When people see they have a common bond with members of another group, it changes the mindset of 'us against them' to one of 'we are in this together,' which is the mindset required for a society that seeks a shared identity and shared vision of the future."
The biggest manhunt in the NYPD history took place in the summer of 1977 when the serial killer who called himself Son of Sam terrorized New York City. Irish detective Timothy Dowd was the one who cracked the case.
Today, in 1897, Dubliner Bram Stoker published his famous novel "Dracula" but what inspired him? Perhaps he wasn’t inspired by Romanian legends. There’s plenty of evidence that suggests his masterpiece Dracula came from Irish horror stories.
Poet Theo Dorgan attended a 75th Commemoration of the Easter Rising and later wrote about it. In 1997, at the Irish Writers Centre in Dublin, I heard him read his poem, Kilmainham Gaol, Dublin, Easter 1991.
Tánaiste Coveney will also launch the Great Irish Famine Online, a new digital resource that charts in detailed information the changes in the social, political and economic landscape of pre- and post-Famine Ireland.
Correspondents for local paper the Cork Examiner spoke about how the general feeling among the people in rural Cork was one of doom and that they would all be eventually found dead, abandoning normal funeral practices as death rates skyrocketed.
From enjoying a pint of Guinness to hanging out and having a laugh along the Liffey, these amazing images from Rare Irish Stuff show how some of the world’s most famous musicians and singers have had the craic in Dublin’s Fair City.