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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 20,850 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 45,854 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 23,425 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 40,530 Views 60 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 11,336 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 17,856 Views 5 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 14,061 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 9,649 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 20,529 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 21,197 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 18,669 Views 39 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 28,879 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 30,216 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 54,232 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 40,029 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 28,664 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 39,265 Views 50 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 25,317 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 18,330 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 43,419 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 16,269 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 13,553 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 34,306 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 34,165 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 38,189 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 61,176 Views 86 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 32,078 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 14,951 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 59,963 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 19,980 Views 17 Comments

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

Sunday 1 November, 2020

Larry Donnelly: It’s definitely advantage Biden - but watch Pennsylvania
# Opinion
# Opinion

Larry Donnelly: It’s definitely advantage Biden - but watch Pennsylvania

Nov 1st 2020, 7:30 AM 40,031 Views 44 Comments

Larry Donnelly’s rational self tells him that Joe Biden will win – but does lightning ever strike twice?

Friday 23 October, 2020

Larry Donnelly: Biden did just fine, so he won the debate
# Trump V Biden
# Trump V Biden

Larry Donnelly: Biden did just fine, so he won the debate

Oct 23rd 2020, 1:00 PM 42,770 Views 86 Comments

In a much calmer debate than we’ve seen, Trump may have taken the night on points, but all Biden had to do was not mess up, and he was in the clear.

Sunday 18 October, 2020

Larry Donnelly: As we near the final phase, it seems Trump needs a miracle
# Opinion
# Opinion

Larry Donnelly: As we near the final phase, it seems Trump needs a miracle

Oct 18th 2020, 7:30 AM 93,022 Views 90 Comments

Larry Donnelly looks at the numbers, the fact that Joe Biden is not Hillary Clinton and concludes that Donald Trump faces an uphill battle to return to the White House.

Sunday 11 October, 2020

Larry Donnelly: Here's why the make-up of the Supreme Court is so central to US political debate
# Opinion
# Opinion

Larry Donnelly: Here's why the make-up of the Supreme Court is so central to US political debate

Oct 11th 2020, 7:30 AM 30,009 Views 25 Comments

Larry Donnelly looks at the how the highest court in America became “such a political hot potato”.

Friday 2 October, 2020

Larry Donnelly: Trump has the virus, but before he tested positive, we had the worst debate ever
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Larry Donnelly: Trump has the virus, but before he tested positive, we had the worst debate ever

Oct 2nd 2020, 12:53 PM 34,484 Views 46 Comments

Larry Donnelly looks at the state of the US election after this week’s ‘shameful’ debate, in the wake of the news about Trump and FLOTUS.

Sunday 20 September, 2020

Larry Donnelly: The country of my birth is broken. Can it be fixed?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Larry Donnelly: The country of my birth is broken. Can it be fixed?

Sep 20th 2020, 7:30 AM 40,247 Views 37 Comments

Larry Donnelly says based on recent events in his home country, it’s hard to argue that America is still the ‘land of opportunity’.

Sunday 6 September, 2020

Larry Donnelly: It's now 'Game On' in the Biden vs Trump race
# Opinion
# Opinion

Larry Donnelly: It's now 'Game On' in the Biden vs Trump race

Sep 6th 2020, 7:30 AM 33,842 Views 78 Comments

Larry Donnelly says we are in a crucial phase of the US election cycle and if the Democrats don’t tackle Trump’s fear-based message, they could be in trouble.

Sunday 23 August, 2020

Opinion: Joe Kennedy fights for his family’s legacy in a 'nasty' campaign
# Showdown
# Showdown

Opinion: Joe Kennedy fights for his family’s legacy in a 'nasty' campaign

Aug 23rd 2020, 7:30 AM 52,329 Views 24 Comments

As Democrats rally against Trump, the race for Massachusetts’ Senate seat is also worth watching, Larry Donnelly writes.

Sunday 9 August, 2020

Larry Donnelly: American politics is in a bad state and the TV networks aren't helping
# US Elections
# US Elections

Larry Donnelly: American politics is in a bad state and the TV networks aren't helping

Aug 9th 2020, 7:30 AM 42,391 Views 56 Comments

Donnelly dismays at the polarised and simplistic discussion of politics in the US from all media sources, not just Fox News.

Sunday 26 July, 2020

Larry Donnelly: Covid and BLM may have him down, but Trump may not yet be out
# Opinion
# Opinion

Larry Donnelly: Covid and BLM may have him down, but Trump may not yet be out

Jul 26th 2020, 7:30 AM 41,810 Views 43 Comments

Larry Donnelly says Trump’s recent Fox News interview was a disaster and reflects his drop in the polls, but watch for the shift in his rhetoric from now on.

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