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Dublin: 12 °C Wednesday 18 October, 2017

Tuesday 3 October, 2017

Column: 'When it comes to guns and the country of my birth, I despair'

The answers to the gun control question, to me and to millions of Americans, are obvious, writes Larry Donnelly.

Tuesday 26 September, 2017

'Should the Democrats return to their roots or follow moneyed interests?'

Even if Hillary Clinton had won in November, the Democratic Party would still be in trouble, writes Larry Donnelly.

Thursday 7 September, 2017

Could a fellow Republican beat Donald Trump in 2020?

There is a plausible scenario in which Trump could be vanquished by someone from his own party, Larry Donnelly writes.

Thursday 17 August, 2017

Opinion: 'These bigots are not representative of 60 million citizens who voted for Trump'

Saying that the average Trump voter is a racist amounts to a slur on those (including several of my own close friends) who voted for him for a variety of reasons, writes Larry Donnelly.

Sunday 9 July, 2017

'Trump doesn’t use Twitter to govern. He uses it to stay in touch with the American people'

I am disheartened by President Trump’s tweets, and much more besides, but it’s past time to get real, writes Larry Donnelly.

Saturday 1 July, 2017

'Jobstown wasn't a peaceful, legitimate protest. Intimidating two women is not peaceful'

The ‘hard Left’ make unrealistic promises that can never be kept, writes Larry Donnelly.

Monday 26 June, 2017

Opinion: 'Leo is right to welcome people who have socially conservative views'

Pushing Christians whose politics are shaped by their religious convictions to the periphery is wrong and dumb, writes Larry Donnelly.

Thursday 1 June, 2017

'Bitter, ugly, divisive politics. Team Coveney could have marched on without going so negative'

This internal struggle has (re)opened some wounds that will take time to heal, writes Larry Donnelly.

Tuesday 16 May, 2017

Divided Ireland: 'One side dedicated to making Ireland secular; another preserving Church's influence'

There is a profound, far-reaching division in Irish society, writes Larry Donnelly.

Saturday 22 April, 2017

100 Days of Trump: 'There has been a great betrayal of vulnerable voters'

Politically, the frenetic, unpredictable approach of the Trump administration has engendered one unnecessary nightmare after another, writes Larry Donnelly.

Saturday 18 March, 2017

'By any objective measure, Enda Kenny acquitted himself and the Irish people honourably'

Enda Kenny had a difficult tightrope to walk and he performed admirably writes Larry Donnelly.

Monday 20 February, 2017

The parallels between Irish and American controversies, in a wild week for politics

Those who say they know what lies ahead – in either country – are either clairvoyant or just plain wrong, writes Larry Donnelly.

Tuesday 24 January, 2017

America First: 'If President Trump stays “on message,” he may just unite, not further divide, the US'

In electing Donald Trump, the people of the US have, at least in part, signalled to the world that they want to recalibrate their relationship with it, writes Larry Donnelly.

Sunday 15 January, 2017

'Listening to Trump voters, I am surprised, disappointed, bewildered, fascinated and enlightened'

In overlooking certain perspectives, the media is committing its gravest error in this undeniably frightening time of political upheaval, writes Larry Donnelly.

Tuesday 27 December, 2016

'After Trump and Brexit, the centre ground of Irish politics shouldn't take their position for granted in 2017'

Uncertainty currently reigns in the two countries I call home. Here’s what to expect in the US and in Ireland in 2017, writes Larry Donnelly.

Wednesday 7 December, 2016

'A sense of perspective about what Trump's presidency may be like is badly needed'

“Trump Derangement Syndrome” is affecting many otherwise reasonable, thoughtful people at the moment, writes Larry Donnelly.

Saturday 12 November, 2016

"I - and most pundits - got it wrong about Trump v Clinton"

Now that the first shock has abated, TheJournal.ie columnist Larry Donnelly ponders on a world post-Trump victory.

Tuesday 8 November, 2016

This is what a Trump presidency could look like

No matter what happens today, God save the United States, writes Bostonian Larry Donnelly with a sad heart.

Saturday 5 November, 2016

Opinion: 'I all but guaranteed a win for Hillary but then we had a political earthquake...'

At this extremely late stage, there are a lot of unknowns, writes Larry Donnelly.

Wednesday 26 October, 2016

Opinion: 'Donald Trump had a chance and he blew it'

I suspect everyone else will breathe a sigh of relief that this whole sorry affair is nearing its denouement, writes Larry Donnelly.

Monday 10 October, 2016

Trump lives to fight another day but he needs an awful lot of luck to become the next POTUS

Neither candidate is the person to lead America out of crisis, writes Larry Donnelly.

Tuesday 27 September, 2016

Hillary won because Trump was either not prepared or he grew tired and bored

The race for the White House remains Hillary Clinton’s to lose, writes Larry Donnelly.

Thursday 8 September, 2016

The US Electoral College: An Explanation and a Defence

Those outside the US tend to regard the Electoral College with a mixture of profound suspicion and incomprehension. In truth, it is easier to demystify than, for instance, the myriad nuances of Irish parliamentary elections, writes Larry Donnelly.

Saturday 23 July, 2016

'Pundits are terrified of being proven wrong by Donald Trump again. I'm not'

Larry Donnelly says he would bet a lot of money on Hillary Clinton being the next US president.

Friday 8 July, 2016

The violence won't end until we stop believing it's cops vs black people

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

Can Hillary Clinton smash the biggest glass ceiling in November?

Larry Donnelly says it is “shameful” that Sanders has not already conceded gracefully.

Wednesday 18 May, 2016

President Trump? Here's how it could happen

He’s been written off thus far, but he’s still around and could become President.

Wednesday 20 April, 2016

The farcical delay in forming a government has eroded my faith in politics

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’s definitely Hillary, and Donald just took a big step forward’

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

As the Super Tuesday dust settles, what happens next?

Republican and Democratic voters went to the polls today in what is known as Super Tuesday.

Sunday 13 December, 2015

Here's a glimpse of what Donald Trump's America will look like

Pondering what Donald Trump’s presidency might be like is scary, writes Larry Donnelly.

Sunday 8 November, 2015

Things are about to get nasty in the Republican presidential race

Whoever wins the race, they will most certainly be up against Hilary Clinton, writes Larry Donnelly.

Sunday 4 October, 2015

Is it time America had a woman president?

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

Getting used to all that freedom, and other advice for new college students...

Students have far more freedom and it’s a significant transition from leaving cert studies, writes Larry Donnelly.

Friday 31 July, 2015

Donald Trump taps into the fear and anger of ordinary Americans - and that makes him powerful

The emerging sentiments that the billionaire’s candidacy appeals to won’t be willed away easily.

Saturday 11 July, 2015

From Boston to Blanchardstown, how we speak is a part of our identity. Let's be proud of it.

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

What an extraordinary, historic and momentous day for Ireland

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

What lies ahead in the closing weeks of the marriage referendum campaign?

With the result still far from guaranteed, where are campaigners likely to focus their energies in the final days?

Sunday 29 March, 2015

I regularly vote in US elections from abroad. Why can’t Irish emigrants do the same?

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

As a practising Catholic, I didn't always support same sex marriage – but I do now

Two things happened that changed my mind…

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