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Wednesday 25 May, 2022

Larry Donnelly: When it comes to guns, America is broken
# Opinion
# Opinion

Larry Donnelly: When it comes to guns, America is broken

Wed 7:28 PM 19,060 Views 25 Comments

Larry Donnelly writes about his despair and anger after the most recent school shooting in the USA, in which 19 children were killed.

Saturday 14 May, 2022

Larry Donnelly: Will the midterms be a tough day or a bloodbath for the Democrats?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Larry Donnelly: Will the midterms be a tough day or a bloodbath for the Democrats?

May 14th 2022, 8:00 PM 11,887 Views 7 Comments

Our columnist says the leaked Roe V Wade draft and Republican candidates endorsed by Donald Trump may prove costly for the Biden administration.

Saturday 30 April, 2022

Larry Donnelly: Why hasn’t the far-right risen in Ireland?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Larry Donnelly: Why hasn’t the far-right risen in Ireland?

Apr 30th 2022, 8:00 PM 38,847 Views 0 Comments

Ireland’s history of emigration has made most of us resistant to anti-immigration rhetoric, our columnist writes.

Saturday 16 April, 2022

Larry Donnelly: Busting myths ahead of the referendum on allowing the Irish diaspora vote for the President
# Opinion
# Opinion

Larry Donnelly: Busting myths ahead of the referendum on allowing the Irish diaspora vote for the President

Apr 16th 2022, 8:30 PM 23,350 Views 58 Comments

Our columnist addresses the news that a referendum to allow Irish diaspora to vote for a new Irish president to take place before 2024.

Saturday 2 April, 2022

Larry Donnelly: Republicans are reviving the culture wars ahead of the US midterm elections
# US Politics
# US Politics

Larry Donnelly: Republicans are reviving the culture wars ahead of the US midterm elections

Apr 2nd 2022, 7:30 PM 16,325 Views 13 Comments

Our columnist says Republicans in the US are agitating around the culture wars to energise their base ahead of the US midterms in November.

Thursday 17 March, 2022

Larry Donnelly: 'Don't wear tweed caps' - advice for Americans in Ireland on St Patrick’s Day
# Going Green
# Going Green

Larry Donnelly: 'Don't wear tweed caps' - advice for Americans in Ireland on St Patrick’s Day

Mar 17th 2022, 8:00 AM 45,836 Views 25 Comments

From patiently waiting for a pint to settle to accepting everyone will be late, our American columnist has some advice for his countrymen visiting Ireland.

Sunday 6 March, 2022

Larry Donnelly: Against a backdrop of war, Biden seeks State of the Union reboot
# Opinion
# Opinion

Larry Donnelly: Against a backdrop of war, Biden seeks State of the Union reboot

Mar 6th 2022, 7:04 AM 22,195 Views 0 Comments

Larry Donnelly writes about President Biden’s speech, which had to undergo a massive edit due to the invasion of Ukraine.

Saturday 19 February, 2022

Larry Donnelly: Sinn Féin is now under a microscope because the party is on the rise
# Media Scrutiny
# Media Scrutiny

Larry Donnelly: Sinn Féin is now under a microscope because the party is on the rise

Feb 19th 2022, 7:00 PM 37,059 Views 78 Comments

Our columnist says SF may find recent media scrutiny tough, but it’s nothing compared to the questions they’ll face in government.

Saturday 5 February, 2022

Larry Donnelly: We must help the undocumented Irish in the US - they still need us
# Regularisation
# Regularisation

Larry Donnelly: We must help the undocumented Irish in the US - they still need us

Feb 5th 2022, 7:00 PM 15,775 Views 28 Comments

Our columnist welcomes the regularisation scheme for undocumented immigrants here and is reminded of Irish people in the same boat in the US.

Saturday 22 January, 2022

Larry Donnelly: Race baiting and a GOP reinvention - Trump is now a real threat in the midterms
# Biden Under Pressure
# Biden Under Pressure

Larry Donnelly: Race baiting and a GOP reinvention - Trump is now a real threat in the midterms

Jan 22nd 2022, 7:00 PM 35,554 Views 99 Comments

Our columnist says it’s not looking good for the Democrats in the 2022 midterms this November.

Thursday 6 January, 2022

Larry Donnelly: One year after Trump's supporters stormed the Capitol, the US is still divided
# One Year On
# One Year On

Larry Donnelly: One year after Trump's supporters stormed the Capitol, the US is still divided

Updated Jan 6th 2022, 1:00 PM 21,021 Views 48 Comments

Our columnist looks at US politics a year on from the infamous storming of the US Capitol Building.

Saturday 25 December, 2021

Larry Donnelly: We all have movies that we watch over and over again - so here are my top 10
# Hurray For Hollywood
# Hurray For Hollywood

Larry Donnelly: We all have movies that we watch over and over again - so here are my top 10

Dec 25th 2021, 5:00 PM 46,546 Views 22 Comments

A self-confessed ‘ignoramus’ about pop culture, even Larry Donnelly has his own festive film favourites.

Tuesday 14 December, 2021

Larry Donnelly: The gun culture in the land of my birth is truly abhorrent
# For The Love Of Guns
# For The Love Of Guns

Larry Donnelly: The gun culture in the land of my birth is truly abhorrent

Dec 14th 2021, 7:00 PM 23,735 Views 27 Comments

As the US deals with the aftermath of yet another school shooting, our columnist is filled with deep shame about the pervasive gun culture in his country.

Saturday 27 November, 2021

Larry Donnelly: 'Who the f*** reads newspapers?' Society would be better off if young people did
# Column
# Column

Larry Donnelly: 'Who the f*** reads newspapers?' Society would be better off if young people did

Nov 27th 2021, 7:00 PM 40,690 Views 59 Comments

Worrying stats show how little interest young people have in the news, writes Larry Donnelly – but this is bad for all of us.

Saturday 13 November, 2021

Larry Donnelly: Republicans and Democrats need to play the next election cycle very carefully
# Us Off-year Elections
# Us Off-year Elections

Larry Donnelly: Republicans and Democrats need to play the next election cycle very carefully

Nov 13th 2021, 7:00 PM 11,384 Views 13 Comments

Our columnist says Democrats were bruised by recent elections and he now has this advice for both parties…

Saturday 30 October, 2021

Larry Donnelly: What might Tuesday’s elections in the US hold in store?
# US Politics
# US Politics

Larry Donnelly: What might Tuesday’s elections in the US hold in store?

Oct 30th 2021, 8:00 PM 17,921 Views 4 Comments

Voters in a number of states and municipalities will choose officials to represent them at a range of different levels.

Saturday 16 October, 2021

Larry Donnelly: Biden presidency report card - 'could do better'
# Assessing Biden
# Assessing Biden

Larry Donnelly: Biden presidency report card - 'could do better'

Oct 16th 2021, 7:00 PM 14,079 Views 29 Comments

Our columnist says Biden is doing OK but has taken a major hit on the back of Afghanistan.

Wednesday 13 October, 2021

Larry Donnelly: When politics is the business of an Irish-American political family
# EXTRACT
# EXTRACT

Larry Donnelly: When politics is the business of an Irish-American political family

Oct 13th 2021, 7:00 PM 9,694 Views 0 Comments

In the first chapter of his new book, Larry Donnelly describes how politics ran in the veins of his family.

Saturday 2 October, 2021

Larry Donnelly: 'I felt my late father was telling me to reconnect with old friends'
# Back To Boston
# Back To Boston

Larry Donnelly: 'I felt my late father was telling me to reconnect with old friends'

Oct 2nd 2021, 7:00 PM 20,718 Views 5 Comments

Our columnist finally returns to his home town of Boston after the post-Covid travel ban is lifted.

Saturday 11 September, 2021

Larry Donnelly: 9-11 sparked a global war on terror that ended with American isolationism
# 20 Years On
# 20 Years On

Larry Donnelly: 9-11 sparked a global war on terror that ended with American isolationism

Sep 11th 2021, 8:00 PM 21,220 Views 28 Comments

Our columnist looks back at the events of September 11 and the impact that day on the world.

Saturday 28 August, 2021

Larry Donnelly: Biden promised stability and experience, but Kabul now blights his presidency
# Opinion
# Opinion

Larry Donnelly: Biden promised stability and experience, but Kabul now blights his presidency

Aug 28th 2021, 7:30 AM 18,685 Views 40 Comments

Our columnist looks at the US President’s handling of Afghanistan, and what the future holds for his administration.

Saturday 14 August, 2021

Larry Donnelly: Exit Cuomo, enter Kerrywoman Kathy Hochul
# Opinion
# Opinion

Larry Donnelly: Exit Cuomo, enter Kerrywoman Kathy Hochul

Aug 14th 2021, 9:00 PM 28,905 Views 16 Comments

Our columnist reflects on the New York governor’s fall from grace and looks at the career of the woman who will replace him.

Saturday 31 July, 2021

Larry Donnelly: Katherine Zappone will provide value for money as special envoy
# Opinion
# Opinion

Larry Donnelly: Katherine Zappone will provide value for money as special envoy

Jul 31st 2021, 8:00 PM 30,248 Views 115 Comments

Our columnist muses on the Zappone furore, summer days and what’s next for Donald Trump.

Saturday 17 July, 2021

Larry Donnelly: Could the GOP actually nominate Trump again?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Larry Donnelly: Could the GOP actually nominate Trump again?

Jul 17th 2021, 8:00 PM 54,258 Views 95 Comments

“I may have misjudged the extent of his capacity for malfeasance, but I have never underestimated the appeal of Donald Trump’s brand of politics,” writes Larry in this week’s column.

Saturday 3 July, 2021

Larry Donnelly: It's down to the wire in Dublin Bay South
# By-election
# By-election

Larry Donnelly: It's down to the wire in Dublin Bay South

Jul 3rd 2021, 8:15 PM 40,066 Views 47 Comments

Our columnist looks at the ‘could have beens’ and the ‘just mights’ ahead of next week’s vote.

Saturday 19 June, 2021

Larry Donnelly: Donegal takes a strident stand for justice over mica with Boston at its back
# Mica Protests
# Mica Protests

Larry Donnelly: Donegal takes a strident stand for justice over mica with Boston at its back

Jun 19th 2021, 8:00 PM 28,681 Views 7 Comments

The Donegal diaspora in the US is mobilising in support of homeowners seeking compensation for mica damage to their homes.

Saturday 5 June, 2021

Larry Donnelly: The 2024 race for the White House has begun - but who could run for the Republicans?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Larry Donnelly: The 2024 race for the White House has begun - but who could run for the Republicans?

Jun 5th 2021, 8:00 PM 39,312 Views 49 Comments

Our columnist sounds out the potential GOP field.

Sunday 23 May, 2021

Larry Donnelly: US public opinion is slowly shifting against Israel
# Opinion
# Opinion

Larry Donnelly: US public opinion is slowly shifting against Israel

May 23rd 2021, 8:30 AM 25,381 Views 34 Comments

Our columnist looks at the might of US policy when it comes to Israel and asks if things are changing.

Sunday 9 May, 2021

Larry Donnelly: The message to Irish politicians this week was 'It's housing, stupid'
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

Larry Donnelly: The message to Irish politicians this week was 'It's housing, stupid'

May 9th 2021, 8:30 AM 18,362 Views 23 Comments

Our columnist takes a look at a return to Irish politics as we knew it this week, with housing again front and centre.

Sunday 25 April, 2021

Larry Donnelly: A quietly excellent first 100 days for Joe Biden
# Column
# Column

Larry Donnelly: A quietly excellent first 100 days for Joe Biden

Apr 25th 2021, 8:30 AM 43,435 Views 84 Comments

Our columnist takes a look at the first stages of the Biden and Harris administration.

Sunday 11 April, 2021

Larry Donnelly: The jurors in the Chauvin trial carry the weight of America's past and present
# George Floyd
# George Floyd

Larry Donnelly: The jurors in the Chauvin trial carry the weight of America's past and present

Apr 11th 2021, 8:45 AM 16,273 Views 0 Comments

The Boston attorney takes a look at the trial of Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin for the murder of George Floyd.

Sunday 21 March, 2021

Larry Donnelly: From Kennedy to Biden, Irish-American ties remain robust
# Opinion
# Opinion

Larry Donnelly: From Kennedy to Biden, Irish-American ties remain robust

Mar 21st 2021, 10:30 AM 13,588 Views 25 Comments

In a special week for Ireland, our Boston-born columnist looks at the strength of ties between the two countries.

Sunday 7 March, 2021

Larry Donnelly: 'Give me liberty or give me death' - Why Biden's Covid message is falling on millions of deaf ears
# Column
# Column

Larry Donnelly: 'Give me liberty or give me death' - Why Biden's Covid message is falling on millions of deaf ears

Mar 7th 2021, 10:30 AM 34,315 Views 51 Comments

Amid vaccine optimism, Biden’s tone of caution is not mirrored by the actions of a number of state governors, writes Larry Donnelly.

Sunday 21 February, 2021

Larry Donnelly: 'Is Trump done with politics? This is not the rhetoric of a man inclined to step away'
# Column
# Column

Larry Donnelly: 'Is Trump done with politics? This is not the rhetoric of a man inclined to step away'

Feb 21st 2021, 7:30 AM 34,171 Views 45 Comments

Trumpism within the Republican party could be here to stay – with or without the man himself – according to columnist Larry Donnelly.

Sunday 7 February, 2021

Larry Donnelly: Isn’t it nice to have someone we can honestly respect in charge?
# Column
# Column

Larry Donnelly: Isn’t it nice to have someone we can honestly respect in charge?

Feb 7th 2021, 8:30 AM 38,209 Views 88 Comments

Larry Donnelly analyses the new US President’s first few weeks in action.

Sunday 17 January, 2021

Larry Donnelly: I cannot forgive Trump for imploring his most radicalised followers to storm the Capitol
# Insurrection
# Insurrection

Larry Donnelly: I cannot forgive Trump for imploring his most radicalised followers to storm the Capitol

Jan 17th 2021, 8:30 AM 61,199 Views 85 Comments

Larry Donnelly reflects on the final days of President Donald Trump’s term.

Sunday 27 December, 2020

Larry Donnelly: Let's face it, if it weren't for Covid-19, Trump would be planning his inauguration
# Election2020
# Election2020

Larry Donnelly: Let's face it, if it weren't for Covid-19, Trump would be planning his inauguration

Dec 27th 2020, 10:00 AM 32,112 Views 79 Comments

Larry Donnelly looks back over the 2020 race for the White House and says the pandemic utterly changed the direction of the election.

Sunday 20 December, 2020

Larry Donnelly: Thinking of all emigrants like me this Christmas - not getting back home is really tough
# Christmas USA
# Christmas USA

Larry Donnelly: Thinking of all emigrants like me this Christmas - not getting back home is really tough

Dec 20th 2020, 8:30 AM 14,959 Views 14 Comments

Not going to Boston for a week after Christmas Day this year will be tough, particularly when his 86-year-old dad is in a nursing home alone, says Larry Donnelly.

Sunday 22 November, 2020

Larry Donnelly: Joe Biden won, but Democrats don’t get it
# Opinion
# Opinion

Larry Donnelly: Joe Biden won, but Democrats don’t get it

Nov 22nd 2020, 7:30 AM 59,970 Views 65 Comments

Larry Donnelly says while defeating Trump is a welcome victory, Democrats are in danger of storing up problems for the future by isolating the centre-ground.

Thursday 5 November, 2020

Larry Donnelly: 'Trumpism' is alive and well no matter who wins the US presidency
# Column
# Column

Larry Donnelly: 'Trumpism' is alive and well no matter who wins the US presidency

Nov 5th 2020, 5:46 PM 19,984 Views 17 Comments

While evaluating why Trump remains so popular, one must examine what is on offer from his foes, writes Larry Donnelly.

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