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Last month November 2022

Larry Donnelly: Brace yourselves for the return of Trump - but is he still relevant?
# US Politics
# US Politics

Larry Donnelly: Brace yourselves for the return of Trump - but is he still relevant?

Nov 26th 2022, 8:00 PM 26,630 Views 17 Comments

Our columnist looks at the return of the brash politician and asks if he can really pull off another White House win.

Larry Donnelly: There was no US midterms 'red wave' - here's why
# Opinion
# Opinion

Larry Donnelly: There was no US midterms 'red wave' - here's why

Updated Nov 9th 2022, 11:30 PM 28,924 Views 7 Comments

Our columnist takes a look at what the midterm results say about the state of politics in the US right now.

This year 2022

Larry Donnelly: The economy and independents will dictate the outcome of the US midterms
# US Politics
# US Politics

Larry Donnelly: The economy and independents will dictate the outcome of the US midterms

Oct 29th 2022, 9:00 PM 10,615 Views 6 Comments

Our columnist looks ahead to the contentious midterms coming up.

Larry Donnelly: My Boston community and I are praying for the people of Creeslough
# Irish-American
# Irish-American

Larry Donnelly: My Boston community and I are praying for the people of Creeslough

Oct 15th 2022, 8:30 PM 16,164 Views 1 Comment

Our columnist says he couldn’t focus on anything else all week, as the country and long-distance relatives abroad offer support to the people of Donegal.

Larry Donnelly: There are two conflicting narratives emerging ahead of the US midterms
# US Politics
# US Politics

Larry Donnelly: There are two conflicting narratives emerging ahead of the US midterms

Oct 1st 2022, 8:00 PM 15,683 Views 14 Comments

Our columnist looks at the key battles in the US ahead of November’s vote.

Larry Donnelly: Garth Brooks can't fix US politics, but he deserves credit for taking a stance
# US After Trump
# US After Trump

Larry Donnelly: Garth Brooks can't fix US politics, but he deserves credit for taking a stance

Updated Sep 16th 2022, 11:00 AM 39,126 Views 12 Comments

Our columnist looks at Ireland’s favourite country and western singer and finds Brooks has a lot more political depth than you might expect.

Larry Donnelly: Biden’s student debt initiative is a welcome drop in the ocean
# College Fees
# College Fees

Larry Donnelly: Biden’s student debt initiative is a welcome drop in the ocean

Sep 3rd 2022, 8:15 PM 18,649 Views 17 Comments

Our columnist looks at the prohibitive cost of education in the US and Biden’s recent efforts to address this.

Larry Donnelly: Conservatives may need an antidote to Trump, but Cheney isn't it
# US Politics
# US Politics

Larry Donnelly: Conservatives may need an antidote to Trump, but Cheney isn't it

Aug 20th 2022, 8:00 PM 27,702 Views 25 Comments

Fresh from a visit to his home city of Boston, our columnist looks at the latest waves in US politics.

Larry Donnelly: Are we seeing rays of hope for Democrats?
# US Politics
# US Politics

Larry Donnelly: Are we seeing rays of hope for Democrats?

Aug 6th 2022, 8:00 PM 29,221 Views 25 Comments

Our columnist says surprising abortion votes and the fact that Republicans have an issue with Trump could sway things for Democrats.

Larry Donnelly: My first Galway GAA match changed my life - I'll be cheering them on tomorrow
# All Ireland Sunday
# All Ireland Sunday

Larry Donnelly: My first Galway GAA match changed my life - I'll be cheering them on tomorrow

Jul 23rd 2022, 12:00 PM 17,410 Views 3 Comments

Our columnist may be from Boston but he is a committed Galway fan – they take on Kerry in the All-Ireland final tomorrow.

Larry Donnelly: Enough - can we have some good news, please?
# Read All About It
# Read All About It

Larry Donnelly: Enough - can we have some good news, please?

Jul 9th 2022, 8:00 PM 18,038 Views 15 Comments

Our columnist looks at the relentless bad news in the last few months and wonders where it’s all going.

Larry Donnelly: Will the January 6th hearings, or anything else, help Democrats?
# US Politics
# US Politics

Larry Donnelly: Will the January 6th hearings, or anything else, help Democrats?

Jun 26th 2022, 8:00 PM 13,877 Views 25 Comments

Our columnist looks at the aftermath of the Capitol attack and the findings of the select committee and asks what it means for the next election.

Larry Donnelly: I wish LIV Golf didn’t exist but I won't condemn the golfers who've signed up
# Saudi Golf Tour
# Saudi Golf Tour

Larry Donnelly: I wish LIV Golf didn’t exist but I won't condemn the golfers who've signed up

Updated Jun 10th 2022, 11:00 AM 22,989 Views 38 Comments

Our columnist, a keen golfer, reacts to the disruption of his beloved sport this week caused by the new Saudi-backed tour.

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

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

May 25th 2022, 7:28 PM 19,553 Views 26 Comments

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

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 12,368 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.

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 40,067 Views 0 Comments

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

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 23,585 Views 60 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.

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 16,406 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.

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 45,937 Views 26 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.

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 22,240 Views 0 Comments

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

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 37,158 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.

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 15,927 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.

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 35,673 Views 97 Comments

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

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 21,168 Views 48 Comments

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

Last year 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 46,615 Views 22 Comments

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

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 23,794 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.

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 40,778 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.

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 11,419 Views 13 Comments

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

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 18,047 Views 4 Comments

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

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 14,111 Views 29 Comments

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

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 9,761 Views 0 Comments

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

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 20,793 Views 5 Comments

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

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 21,264 Views 28 Comments

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

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 18,733 Views 40 Comments

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

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

Larry Donnelly: Exit Cuomo, enter Kerrywoman Kathy Hochul

Aug 14th 2021, 9:00 PM 28,937 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.

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 30,378 Views 115 Comments

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

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 54,328 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.

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 40,150 Views 47 Comments

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

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 28,748 Views 7 Comments

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

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 39,387 Views 50 Comments

Our columnist sounds out the potential GOP field.

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