'When you're lying in that bed in Dún Laoghaire, it's easy to think it's all over but it's far from it'
Twelve years after he was left paralysed, Westmeath para-cycling Declan Slevin recounts the journey which has taken him to the Paralympic Games.
Saturday 23 July, 2016
Larry Donnelly says he would bet a lot of money on Hillary Clinton being the next US president.
Friday 8 July, 2016
In the wake of the Dallas shootings, Larry Donnelly argues that there needs to be a fundamental shift around the Black Lives Matter debate.
Friday 10 June, 2016
Larry Donnelly says it is “shameful” that Sanders has not already conceded gracefully.
Wednesday 18 May, 2016
He’s been written off thus far, but he’s still around and could become President.
Wednesday 20 April, 2016
The fallout from the 2016 general election has been largely incomprehensible to most citizens, and even to many devoted political watchers.
Wednesday 16 March, 2016
It was another good Tuesday for Donald Trump, with him walloping Florida Senator Marco Rubio in his home state, writes Larry Donnelly.
Wednesday 2 March, 2016
Republican and Democratic voters went to the polls today in what is known as Super Tuesday.
Sunday 13 December, 2015
Pondering what Donald Trump’s presidency might be like is scary, writes Larry Donnelly.
Sunday 8 November, 2015
Whoever wins the race, they will most certainly be up against Hilary Clinton, writes Larry Donnelly.
Sunday 4 October, 2015
Here in Ireland, the question repeatedly posed to me by family, friends and colleagues is: “Will it be Hillary?” writes Larry Donnelly.
Tuesday 8 September, 2015
Students have far more freedom and it’s a significant transition from leaving cert studies, writes Larry Donnelly.
Friday 31 July, 2015
The emerging sentiments that the billionaire’s candidacy appeals to won’t be willed away easily.
Saturday 11 July, 2015
The world-renowned Boston accent is in decline. Similarly, people from sections of cities or rural Ireland often moderate the way they speak. But why?
Saturday 23 May, 2015
Ireland’s decision to become the first country in the world to legalise same-sex marriage via a popular referendum shows just how much it has changed in recent years.
Monday 4 May, 2015
With the result still far from guaranteed, where are campaigners likely to focus their energies in the final days?
Sunday 29 March, 2015
No matter where in the world I am, I will always be an American. As such, I am grateful that my right to vote there is legally enshrined.
Saturday 28 February, 2015
Two things happened that changed my mind…
Sunday 18 January, 2015
I used to think that male friends who openly expressed their love for their young children were going soft, I now find myself feeling the same way.
Tuesday 30 December, 2014
It was a year of unrest and protest on both sides of the Atlantic, writes Larry Donnelly.
Friday 21 November, 2014
President Obama’s action is the first ray of light in a long time for undocumented Irish men and women effectively trapped in the shadows of places like Boston, New York, Chicago and San Francisco.
Monday 20 October, 2014
The midterms are equally worthy of your attention as the US presidential elections.
Thursday 18 September, 2014
This week, he’s coming back in a capacity he could only have dreamed of all those years ago, writes Larry Donnelly.
Thursday 28 August, 2014
The US must no longer be impulsively ready to employ its military around the world either for its own or for others’ ends.
Monday 28 July, 2014
I love this country as much as where I was born, but there are some things I just can’t my head around.
Thursday 19 June, 2014
About 50,000 Irish citizens currently live in the US without legal status – we can’t just turn our backs on them.
Thursday 22 May, 2014
Recent canvassing has reminded me of my own first foray as a political candidate: I was 22 years old, nomination papers in hand, knees knocking together.
Tuesday 15 April, 2014
It is unfortunate that, sometimes, it takes a tragedy of this magnitude to vitiate differences and to remind us of our common humanity, writes Larry Donnelly.
Saturday 15 March, 2014
Boston native Larry Donnelly takes a look at the most prominent elements of 2014’s weekend-long celebrations in America’s most Irish city, and how they compare with what’s happening here.
Monday 17 February, 2014
In Ireland ‘celebrity’ candidates are typically drawn from the sporting world – while in the US they’re often actors. Either way, don’t underestimate the potent blend of skills, experience and dynamism they bring to politics, writes Larry Donnelly.
Thursday 9 January, 2014
Both New York and Boston have elected new mayors to replace long-term incumbents. Larry Donnelly takes a look at what we should expect to see from Bill de Blasio and Martin Walsh.
Monday 30 December, 2013
Obamacare, government shutdown and the Smithwick Tribunal; 2013 was a year of political intrigue both in Ireland and the US, writes Larry Donnelly.
Thursday 28 November, 2013
There’s nowhere else in the world I’d rather be than Ireland… most of the time. But this is the one day of the year that I would give almost anything to be back in my home neighbourhood of East Milton, Boston, writes Larry Donnelly.
Monday 21 October, 2013
The world breathed a collective sigh of relief when an eleventh hour deal ended the US government shutdown – but it only fully funds the government until January, writes Larry Donnelly.
Sunday 6 October, 2013
Some cynics claim that the government will do nothing about the Seanad now, but they are ignoring the reality that 93 per cent of the people oppose the status quo, writes Larry Donnelly.
Friday 6 September, 2013
The Kennedys have divided opinion in both Ireland and the US for six decades – and continue to fascinate us. Larry Donnelly examines Irish and Irish American perspectives on this remarkable family.
Wednesday 14 August, 2013
Growing up just a few miles down the road from the Boston neighbourhood where gangster James ‘Whitey’ Bulger reigned, I saw through the lies that he protected residents from drugs and violence, writes Larry Donnelly.
Tuesday 30 July, 2013
It makes me feel guilty when we talk about race, and I suspect that’s how most white Americans feel, writes Larry Donnelly, who says there is still a way to go yet before racism no longer has a stronghold in America.
Sunday 14 July, 2013
Is Edward Snowden a heroic whistleblower or a far less noble character? I think we’re still waiting for that question to be answered, writes Larry Donnelly.
Wednesday 19 June, 2013
I have a lot of time for the Taoiseach, but his leadership has been autocratic and even authoritarian in a representative democracy and I find this unsettling, writes Larry Donnelly.
Sunday 12 May, 2013
Name recognition surely benefits politically candidacy both here and abroad, but it shouldn’t just be the Kennys, McEntees or the Clintons that are getting involved in the politics of shaping nations – we all should be, writes Larry Donnelly.