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Martin McGuinness with his new Sinn Féin ministerial colleagues Chris Hazzard, Megan Fearon, Michelle O’Neill and Máirtín Ó Muilleoir.     By Ray O’Hanlon rohanlon@irishecho.com Máirtín Ó Muilleoir is Northern Ireland’s new finance minister. He is part of the new power-sharing Executive at Stormont. As a result of his...

Page Turner / Edited by Peter McDermott The aftermath of the 1916 Easter Rising presented the hierarchy of the Catholic Church with an increasingly difficult dilemma. Armagh Cardinal Michael Logue had condemned the “folly” of the government’s reaction to the Rising, but nor were he and his colleagues in any way...

No joke, we’re working together now. Enda Kenny and Micheál Martin have worked out a deal for future governance. RollingNews.ie photo.     By Ray O’Hanlon rohanlon@irishecho.com   When he first became taoiseach, the New York Times dubbed him “Edna.” Well, “Edna” is about to make new headlines and a little history by...

The Emmet statue in Washington, D.C.     By Ray O’Hanlon rohanlon@irishecho.com While much attention has been, naturally, lavished in recent days on the leaders of the 1916 Rising, another in the pantheon of Irish patriots has not been forgotten in this Rising centenary year. That would be Robert Emmet, he of the...

A portrait of Oswald Mosley by Glyn Warren Philpot at the National Portrait Gallery, London.   By Peter McDermott pmcdermott@irishecho.com Oswald Mosley was elected a Conservative MP in the “khaki” General Election of December 1918 for the Middlesex constituency of Harrow. The 22-year-old veteran of the Western Front...

Recognize and honor St. Patrick’s Day: Attorney Brian O’Dwyer. By Ray O’Hanlon rohanlon@irishecho.com I want my St. Patrick’s Day! That, in essence, is what New York public school teacher, Frank Schorn, is saying to New York City after school officials decided to call for mandatory middle school parent teacher...

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Chancellor Carmen Farina By Ray O’Hanlon rohanlon@irishecho.com Whether the mayor marches in the New York St. Patrick’s Day Parade, and with whom he marches, is still up in the air. What’s not up in the air is the reality of parent-teacher meetings for Irish and American families on the evening of St. Patrick’s...

Page Turner / Edited by Peter McDermott  It’s the year 2025. President Trent is in the White House and he’s hand-picked a man called Rienham to head up the Deportation of Latinos Agency. The premise of Sheila Agnew’s thriller “The Exclusion Wars” suggests it might be a ripped-from-the-headlines satire. Trent is...