The number of Irish passport holders in Northern Ireland has risen dramatically while applications for U.K. passports have dipped, according to official reports outlined in a report by the Irish Times. Irish passport applications in Northern Ireland began to rise in 2016 after Britain voted to leave the EU. Applications for UK passports saw a 15% decrease while Irish passport … [Read more...] about All The News for All Hollow’s Eve
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
By Deaglán de Bréadún Certainty is always a rare commodity in Irish politics but it has rarely been so scarce as it is these days. Like many other places, we don’t know for sure how things are going to pan out in the immediate future, to say nothing of the longer term. North of the border, there have been changes at the top of the two main parties who favour retaining the … [Read more...] about From Ireland: Politics, Health, Security, and Recognition
By Niall O'Dowd, Publisher This Easter time, despite Coronavirus and the suffering and isolation it has caused we should pause to remember the 104th anniversary of the Easter 1916 Rising which reminds us of the extraordinary sacrifices of previous generations. It should give us inspiration that fighting against the odds whether they be a deadly virus or taking on an empire … [Read more...] about Easter 1916 a Terrible Beauty
The Irish people went to the polls on February 8 to elect a new government. Almost a month later, that government has yet to be formed. Why is this and what does it mean? In order to form a government in Ireland, a party or coalition of parties must have at least 80 seats. In the recent election, Fianna Fáil narrowly emerged as the largest party with 38 seats. Sinn Féin were … [Read more...] about News: Sinn Féin Surge in Irish Election