Wednesday September 23, 2020

Oceans apart

The traditional image of Irish-Americans has been largely shunned by Ireland's newest arrivals to the US, writes Niall Stanage in New York City.

16th December, 2012
Colin Broderick in Central Park this month. Photo: James Higgins

The recent spat over the Gathering initiative put a spotlight on what it means to be Irish-American, with the traditional image now largely shunned by Ireland's newest arrivals to the US, writes Niall Stanage in New York City.

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In a little over two weeks, as the year turns, the Gathering will begin. The year-long initiative encourages people of Irish heritage to visit their ancestral homeland for locally-organised events. The government has presented it as a...

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