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  • The Senate, the Seanad and the Dáil

    January 25, 2010 @ 1:06 pm | by Deaglán de Bréadún

    Sometimes things happen in politics that are almost inexplicable. For example, how could it happen that a US Senate seat which was held for so long by Edward Kennedy and, before that, his brother John, fall into the hands of the Republicans? (more…)

  • The Lion of Irish-America

    September 9, 2009 @ 7:15 pm | by Deaglán de Bréadún

    Having been out on sick leave for the last number of weeks having a minor operation, blogging was not one of your humble scribe’s priorities. But there was one major event I would like to comment on, even at this late stage.

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     Coffin of Edward Kennedy leaving Hyannis Port for Boston

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  • Senator Edward Kennedy, Friend of the Irish

    March 6, 2009 @ 10:49 pm | by Deaglán de Bréadún

    As you all know, Senator Ted Kennedy has been struck by a serious illness. He was recently awarded a British knighthood. Given his interest in Ireland and his service to good causes in this country, including peace efforts over several decades, it seems to me this appeal from Trina Vargo, one of his former staffers, is worth bringing to your attention:-

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    Irish Times photograph of Senator Kennedy at Stormont 8 May 2007 by Dara MacDonaill.

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