Niall O’Dowd writes of the authentic nature of the soon to be president. The first time I met Joe Biden was in 1987 when he was a young senator considering his first presidential run, and Irish America was a new publication. He was a subscriber to the magazine, and he readily agreed to an in-person interview. We sat down in his office in Washington, D.C., and what … [Read more...] about The Man Who Will be President
A new book by a former British Ambassador to Ireland reveals shocking examples of Margaret Thatcher’s ignorance on Irish issues. By Niall O'Dowd, Publisher Margaret Thatcher considered a Cromwell-type solution to the Northern Ireland problem by forcibly moving Irish Catholics in Northern Ireland from the six counties a new book has revealed. The late British … [Read more...] about Thatcher Considered Cromwell-type Removal of Catholics from North, New Book Reveals
Niall O'Dowd was on the first full Aer Lingus flight from New York to Dublin this week as entry requirements in Ireland were finally rolled back.
Aer Lingus flew its first full flight since March 2020 from New York to Dublin on Monday, as Covid travel restrictions in Ireland are no longer in place and families can again reunite. Irish America's publisher Niall O’Dowd was on … [Read more...] about The Homecoming:
My Joyous First Return to Ireland Since Covid Began
By Niall O'Dowd, Publisher
Irish America and President Joe Biden urgently need to reach out to unionism and loyalism in Northern Ireland to help bring political stability and repeat the success of the Clinton/Irish-America axis from the early 1990s.
In the throes of the Brexit crisis, Biden is the one outside player who could make a profound difference, just as Bill Clinton … [Read more...] about Why Biden Should Appoint a
U.S. Envoy to Northern Ireland
President-elect Joe Biden's rich Irish ancestry helped lead him to the White House. By Niall O'Dowd, Publisher As is true in the case of Presidents John F. Kennedy, Barack Obama, Ronald Reagan, and now Joe Biden, the Irish Famine had the untold impact of creating a US president by sending their forefathers to America. Biden's folks, who came to America trailing broken … [Read more...] about President-elect Joe Biden’s Irish roots – from fleeing Famine Ireland to winning the White House