Saturday, October 16, 2021
THE failure of Scottish political leaders and authorities in dealing with anti-Irish racism has been identified as the cause of symptoms such as the throng of Rangers supporters chanting the ‘Famine Song’ in Glasgow City Centre.The group...
GLORIOUS Glasgow sunshine was the backdrop as the long-awaited memorial to An Gorta Mór was unveiled at St Mary’s Church in the city’s east end.Throngs of Glasgow Irish were joined by members of the Irish community from...
Speech, as delivered, by Consul General of Ireland in Edinburgh, Jane McCulloch at the unveiling of The Tower of Silence, July 25, 2021 A DHAOINE Uaisle, ladies and gentlemen, I would like to thank...
GLASGOW will welcome the long-awaited memorial to An Gorta Mór as it is unveiled at its site at St Mary’s, Abercromby Street this month (above).The arrival of the monument marks the final triumph over a range of...
THE language used by those discussing hatred and intolerance in Scotland has witnessed a change following years of efforts by community representatives. With attempts such as those by Call It Out; The Campaign Against...
John Joe McGinley VINCENT Coll, was born on July 20, 1908 in the Irish speaking parish of Gweedore, a beautiful, but impoverished region of County Donegal. Gweedore was rich in beauty but lacking in opportunities and employment and its biggest...
CALL It Out: The Campaign Against Anti-Catholic Bigotry and Anti-Irish Racism spearheaded a bold new initiative to help represent the concerns of the Irish community in Scotland by hosting an election hustings with candidates from leading political parties directly...
John Joe McGinley ONE of the most successful Irish American crime bosses in the history of Chicago was James Patrick O’Leary, whose criminal career arose from the ashes of the Great Chicago Fire of October 1871. James O’Leary (above) was born...
DESPITE a second restricted St Patrick’s Day, celebrations took place across the country as the Irish community in Scotland overcame the challenges of Covid-19. Gathering online and swapping the usual street celebrations for digital events, the events in Scotland mirrored...
John Joe McGinley IRISH American Congressman John Morrissey, once told the US House of Representatives during a heated debate: "I have been a wharf rat, chicken thief, prize fighter, gambler and member of Congress, and if any gentleman on the...
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