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What is going on in Ireland this St. Patrick’s Day?

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, March 17, 2018 at 4:00pm 3/17/2018 at 4:00pm
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Thank heavens that the Irish aren’t threatened by the cultural appropriation that occurs on March 17th each year.

While Americans don their green shirts, drink their green beer, and listening to great music (check’s Mike’s post for some wonderful songs), I thought it might be a fun idea to focus on the...

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Five Bands to Listen to on St. Patrick’s Day

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, March 17, 2018 at 12:00pm 3/17/2018 at 12:00pm
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Happy St. Patrick’s Day! If you have a chance to celebrate the holiday today, you may want to add some music to the experience. I am a longtime fan of Irish music and I’m happy to provide a few recommendations.

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Ireland’s Trinity College Dropping Term ‘Freshmen’ for Neutral ‘Fresh’

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, December 1, 2017 at 1:30pm 12/1/2017 at 1:30pm

Apparently, anything with the word “men” in it is no longer acceptable.

The University Times reports:

‘Freshman’ Students to Become Gender-Neutral ‘Fresh’

irst and second-year students, who have been tradition...

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Newsweek: What’s Up With All These Loudmouth Conservative Irish-Americans?

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, October 28, 2017 at 11:30am 10/28/2017 at 11:30am
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Newsweek published an article this week which took direct aim at Irish Americans. Who knew Irish-bashing was still alive and well in the 21st century?

The author of the piece is named Van Gosse and teaches history at Franklin & Marshall College. He’s not kidding, either. He obviously sees this as a...

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Irish Police Launch Investigation Into Stephen Fry’s Alleged Blasphemy

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, May 7, 2017 at 6:00pm 5/7/2017 at 6:00pm
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English actor, writer, and comedian Stephen Fry, who is perhaps as well-known for his leftist politics and atheism as he is for Blackadder or A Bit of Fry and Laurie, has run afoul of Ireland’s 2009 blasphemy law.

Gardaí, the Irish Republic’s police, are investigating Fry for allegedly mocking Christianity on Irish...

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