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#Irish identity

# irish-identity - Saturday 18 January, 2020

Despite Stormont deal, confusion still exists on self-identifying as Irish in the North

Emma DeSouza says that the UK interprets the right to identify as Irish “as akin to being a GAA supporter or country music fan”.

# irish-identity - Friday 20 December, 2019

NI appeals court to hear case today of Derry woman who was ruled to be a British citizen

Emma De Souza has always identified as Irish, a right that is enshrined in the Good Friday Agreement.

# irish-identity - Friday 14 March, 2014

Column: How we lost St Patrick's Day Opinion This post contains a poll

Column: How we lost St Patrick's Day

As I watched the St Patrick’s Day parade march down New York’s Fifth Avenue, the true meaning of our national holiday struck me. And it made me realise many of us fail to understand what March 17 actually represents for our small nation, writes Paul Allen.

# irish-identity - Monday 18 November, 2013

Column: What does it mean to be Irish in the 21st century?

Rather than ignoring our past, it is more important to know how to deal with it, writes Raymond Keogh, who explores the issue of Irish identity in this Decade of Commemorations.

# irish-identity - Monday 28 October, 2013

'Irish-ness' hugely important for success of businesses

Survey from Irish International Business Network shows that companies with a strong Irish identity appeal most to potential clients.

# irish-identity - Thursday 11 April, 2013

College offers online course in what it means to be Irish

Free open online course allows students here – and abroad – to explore Irish identity.

# irish-identity - Sunday 17 March, 2013

Column: Objects can tell us startling stories about our history - we should cherish them Read Me This post contains images

Column: Objects can tell us startling stories about our history - we should cherish them

Ireland is lucky to have so many national treasures that reveal our shared past; we should be proud and share them with the world, says Ruth Hegarty.

# irish-identity - Tuesday 11 December, 2012

NI census: Catholic population growing as Protestant numbers decline

Northern Irish figures show for the first time that the question of national identity cannot be directly related to religion.

# irish-identity - Saturday 8 December, 2012

Column: Why I joined Dublin’s first Irish-speaking GAA club

There were no social situations where Irish speakers could use the language. Na Gaeil Óga – an all-Irish GAA club – could change that, writes Ciarán Mac Fhearghusa.

# irish-identity - Sunday 9 September, 2012

Column: Why Ireland should look to Europe as well as America

Mary Harney famously claimed that Ireland was “closer to Boston than Berlin” – but it’s now time to reassess, writes Kate Katharina Ferguson.

# irish-identity - Thursday 30 August, 2012

Poll: Are the Irish too sensitive to how we’re seen abroad? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Are the Irish too sensitive to how we’re seen abroad?

A German writer’s stereotype-laden analysis of Ireland is doing the rounds at the moment. But we do care a little too much?