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Ian Paisley, a firebrand Unionist who made peace late in life

CS Monitor, September 12, 2014 Ian Paisley in the EU parliament once shouted at Pope John Paul II, ‘I denounce you as the anti-Christ.’ But he later toned done his hatred for Catholics, even working with former members of the IRA. He died today. By Jason Walsh, Correspondent

Arthur’s Day binges aside, it is time to tell the sober truth

Sunday Independent, July 6, 2014 Inflating the status of alcoholism and calling three drinks a binge helps 
absolutely no one, says Jason Walsh

‘Smart drug’ not such a bright idea

Irish Examiner, June 30, 2014 JASON WALSH MODAFINIL is just the latest ‘smart drug’ or ‘nootropic’ to be used illicitly to enhance intellectual performance. Just as athletes have improved performance by doping, so too have students and others engaged in mental labour. But is Modafinil dangerous and does it actually work?

That story about irish babies buried in a septic tank was shocking. It also wasn’t entirely true.

The New Republic, June 23, 2014 Today’s international news cycle and old Irish tendencies created a perfect storm of outrage. Jason Walsh Read the full story in The New Republic.

Has Europe turned fascist, really?

VoxEurop (formerly PressEurop), May 29, 2014 Europe has voted for fascists. It’s the end of the world as we know it—except it’s not. Jason Walsh

Northern Ireland peace is here to stay. So are the awful memories.

The New Republic, May 8, 2014 Sinn Féin, the Irish republican political party, held a press conference Sunday with its leader, Gerry Adams, who had just been released from police custody after four days of questioning about a long-unsolved murder. The location of the event, Belfast’s Balmoral Hotel, dislodged a few uncomfortable memories for me [...]

Gerry Adams arrest: jolt in Ireland

CS Monitor Daily News Briefing, May 3, 2014 Could action against Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams harm the peace process? By Jason Walsh, Correspondent DUBLIN, IRELAND—The arrest of Gerry Adams, the leader of Irish republican party Sinn Féin, in connection with an unsolved 1972 murder has raised questions about Northern Ireland’s peace process, just weeks [...]

Gerry Adams arrest: Will Northern Ireland peace pay a price?

CS Monitor, May 1, 2014 Irish republican leader Gerry Adams was arrested Wednesday in connection with a 1972 murder. Could it harm the peace process in Northern Ireland, sixteen years after a pact was signed? By Jason Walsh, Correspondent / May 1, 2014 DUBLIN, IRELAND—The arrest of Gerry Adams, the leader of Irish republican party [...]

Ireland’s new challenge: ‘brain drain’

CS Monitor Daily News Briefing, March 17, 2014 EDUCATED YOUTH ARE LEAVING FOR OPPORTUNITIES ABROAD. By JASON WALSH CORRESPONDENT Click here to download PDF

Irish ask: What’s the big deal about letting gays in St. Pat’s parades?

CS Monitor, March 16, 2014 As organizers of the Boston and New York annual St. Patrick’s Day parades resist letting LGBT marchers in, many back in Ireland wonder what their problem is. By Jason Walsh, Correspondent DUBLIN, IRELAND—Irish-American communities, particularly in Boston and New York, are known for being cohesive, having a strong community spirit, [...]