Tag: Diaspora

Gaelic Zionism: Can Israeli Diaspora Policies be Mimicked in Ireland?

On the preface it must be stated that this article is separate from the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.  My raison d'être for arguing for an Irish rendition of Zionism is very simple, we need to advance. When people opine about unity they...

/ 11/03/2022

Hunger Strikers’ American Legacy

This article was originally syndicated in the recently launched Gaelic American and is syndicated with permission. Almost overlooked, in this 40th anniversary year, is the historic American legacy which the 1981 Hunger Strikers inspired. British officials who plotted to undercut...

/ 24/01/2022

How Sinn Féin Controls the Irish-American Press

The main Irish-American print newspapers of note are The Irish Echo and The Irish Voice. In terms of e-media, the main Irish-American outlet is IrishCentral.com, which is a “sister-publication” to The Irish Voice.  Traditionally The Echo and The Voice have...

/ 31/12/2021

(Not So) New To The Parish #2 – From Norf FC to Skibbereen

This is the second part of a series of articles in which I intend to look at various aspects of Irish cultural and social life through the eyes of a foreign onlooker. It is intended to be a cultural autobiography...

/ 20/12/2021

Boston Mayoral Election: Has Diversity Broken the Back of Irish America?

A glass ceiling was left shattered on the other side of the Atlantic this week with the triumph of Michelle Wu in the Boston Mayoral Election. A second generation Taiwanese American, Wu, who sits pretty on the progressive wing of...

/ 05/11/2021

Agallamh le Clann Éirí Gréine

An Burcach: I gcúpla fhocal, mínigh dom cad é an grúpa atá agaibh? Chlann Éirí Gréine: ‘S muid sluagh (grúpa) athbheochán cúltur 's teanga na n-Gaedheal abhaile 'gus trasna na domhain eadar muinntear Ghaedhealach ann fosta. Ba mhaith linn do...

/ 06/05/2021

A Vanishing Ireland

The Great Famine of the 1840s was undoubtedly the most catastrophic event in Ireland's history. With an estimated one million dead and another million lost to emigration, the population of the island fell by around 25% in the space of...

/ 26/03/2019

Towards an Irish Aliyah? Irish Diaspora Policy for the 21st Century

“The Irish nation cherishes its special affinity with people of Irish ancestry living abroad who share its cultural identity and heritage”- Bunreacht na hÉireann It is a common cliché that Ireland if it is to be anything must be more...

/ 28/03/2018