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Niall O’Dowd is founder of Irish American Magazine, the Irish Voice Newspaper, and Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

A summer long ago, 1985 to be exact, I found myself making the most important decision of my life. I had lived in California for seven years but had (...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar being interviewed for the New York Times. Photograph:Tom Jamieson/The New York Times

The following column written by Maureen Dowd is reproduced as it appears in the New York Times It was a true Irish honeymoon — short and judgmental.(...)

Former US senator and Northern Ireland peace mediator George Mitchell with then taoiseach Bertie Ahern in 1999. Photograph: Ferran Paredes/Reuters

In 1985 a delegation of Irish-American leaders visited the US state department in Washington to seek a policy briefing on Northern Ireland. The desk (...)

US president Donald Trump accepts a bowl of shamrock from Taoiseach Enda Kenny at the White House in Washington, DC, on March 16th. Photograph: Olivier Douliery/EPA

We may be writing about the obituary of Irish America within a generation or two. Already frontline Irish organisations in the United States such as (...)

Demonstrators rally in Salt Lake City, Utah, on Monday in one of several ‘Not My President’ protests against Donald Trump to mark the President’s Day holiday. Photograph: AP Photo/Rick Bowmer

We live in times eerily reminiscent of the 1930s, when storm clouds gathered over Europe and “America First” was the rallying cry of isolationists. (...)

Dead soldiers at the Battle of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. The men of the Irish 69th Pennsylvanians stopped the Confederate advance. Photograph: Timothy H O’Sullivan/Getty Images

Be wary of historians or writers who paint ethnic stereotypes. In a recent article in The Irish Times Brian Boyd cited events in Irish-American histor(...)

Democratic US vice-presidential nominee Senator Tim Kaine and Republican vice-presidential nominee Governor Mike Pence: both have Irish roots. Photograph: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

In advance of the debate between the two US vice-presidential candidates, Mike Pence and Tim Kaine, much was made by Irish commentators of the candida(...)

‘The winged messengers of this new prophet are Fox commentators like Bill O’Reilly, Sean Hannity, Megyn Kelly, no surprise all Irish-American.’ Above,  Donald Trump speaks during a rally at the San Jose Convention Center in San Jose, California, this week. Photograph:  Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images

Suffocating political correctness, hatred of Hillary Clinton, admiration for what Donald Trump has achieved and a deep sense that America is slipping (...)

Roger Casement and John Devoy. The Clan Na Gael wrote “the serial and ill informed men who write the editorials have been airing their ignorance this week over ‘riots started by a Sinn Féin mob in Dublin’.”

On August 20th, 1916 Joyce Kilmer, the poet and journalist, interviewed Moira Regan, whom he described as a “slight gray-eyed girl with a charming fla(...)

A bagpipe band makes its way up 5th Avenue  on St Patrick’s Day. Photograph: Getty

Guinness is back as sponsor of the world’s biggest St Patrick’s Day parade.The drinks giant withdrew its support of the 2014 parade down Fifth Avenue (...)

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