As the U.S. Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade, ending the right to abortion upheld for decades, Niall O'Dowd looks at how abortion became legal in Ireland in this extract from his book A New Ireland: How Europe's Most Conservative Country Became Its Most Liberal. On May 25, 2018, the Irish voters spoke loudly and vociferously and they voted for abortion up to twelve weeks … [Read more...] about How Abortion Became Legal in Ireland
"Every American was entitled to 'life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.' Those little kids had those guarantees ripped away from them." Beto O’Rourke, the Democratic challenger for Texas governor, went into the lion’s den when he confronted current occupant Greg Abbott during a press conference Abbott was holding after the horrific killings in Uvalde. Some of the … [Read more...] about O’Rourke Slams Texas Governor Over Role in Dead Children Tragedy
For over 100 years, nationalists in Northern Ireland were considered by their unionist rulers to be the barbarians at the gate, to be prevented at all costs from ever gaining power. Unionism stood still for 100 years, continuously trumpeting support for the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland’s role in it. However, in a cataclysmic event, those same unionist leaders have found, … [Read more...] about All Has Changed
Elizabeth Thompson is one of the most intriguing Irish characters who traveled alongside George Washington during and after the Revolutionary War.
She was the elderly head of his household and oversaw about two dozen staff for five years during the war, constantly moving with the commander in chief as he frequently changed residences to keep the British off his trail.
Little is … [Read more...] about The President’s Beloved Irish housekeeper
and Washington’s Kindness
In a rare television interview from 1983, Michael Flannery speaks with Niall O'Dowd for a PBS show based in San Francisco called Irish Magazine. Michael Flannery fought in the Irish War of Independence. He joined the volunteers when he was 14 years of age. “I was as tall then as I am now, and no one asked,” Flannery says in this interview with Niall O’Dowd taped in … [Read more...] about Rebel With A Cause