Wednesday, March 27, 2019
WHEN he visited the Irish Famine Memorial in the US city of Philadelphia in mid-March, just before St Patrick’s Day, the Taoiseach—Enda Kenny TD—made an important speech about Ireland’s strong and enduring connection to its global diaspora. In the...
I don’t accept that Irish Republicanism is in Celtic’s history, anywhere in Celtic's history... I don't recognise Celtic being associated with Irish Republicanism.” Peter Lawwell, Celtic FC Chief Executive THE views of the current Chief Executive of Celtic—first expressed in 2015—became...
A hundred years before I saw the light of morn, In Edinburgh’s Cowgate James Connolly was born. The streets of Little Ireland were his home for many years, From the West Port to St Mary's Street, you feel him very near. Footsteps of...
BRITISH politics has been thrown into turmoil by the ill-fated General Election called by Theresa May. The Conservatives remain the largest party and May remains Prime Minister, but the government’s future is uncertain. Uncertainty was the very reason Theresa May...
IT HAS been more than two years since the first open meeting of the Irish community in Glasgow was called to discuss building a memorial to An Gorta Mór (The Great Hunger). This announcement of our chosen site is...
MARTIN McGuinness is rarely out of the news. To some he is a patriot of deep faith, to others a blood-thirsty murderer. As his political career draws to a close it is time to examine the man and his...
WHEN I first began learning Irish just over six years ago my thoughts about an Irish Language Act were very different to today. I saw no need for legislation, I was happily attending my weekly class, no one was...
The 2014 Scottish independence referendum was a landmark for a number of reasons, but for our community it confirmed a major change. In the preceding decades, it was easy for the Irish community to dismiss the notion of voting...
By Mark Hanniffy ST Patrick’s Day—Ireland’s national day—has become a unique worldwide celebration. It’s much more than a single day of course. Here in Scotland the celebrations began with the start of the Coatbridge St Patrick’s Day Festival on March...
By Ian Colquhoun NEIL Lennon’s departure from Easter Road at the end of January brought to an end a largely wonderful period for fans of the Easter Road side—a period that will no doubt be looked upon fondly by most...
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