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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, [...]

Is ‘secret immunity’ for IRA suspects really to blame for new N. Ireland controversy?

CS Monitor, February 28, 2014 British and unionist Northern Irish officials expressed dismay over the collapse of an IRA bombing trial in London over a letter informing the suspect he was not to be tried. By Jason Walsh, Correspondent DUBLIN, IRELAND

Briefing: Greece’s Golden Dawn

CS Monitor Weekly, October 16, 2013 What’s behind the rise of this violent, extremist nationalist party?

Briefing: Golden Dawn: five things to know about Greece’s ‘neo-Nazi’ party

CS Monitor, October 3, 2013 The leader of Greece’s far-right Golden Dawn party, Nikolaos Mihaloliakos, was jailed today pending trial – the latest move in the Greek government’s crackdown against the racist political party, which has seen 21 of its members arrested, including five parliamentarians. Mr. Mihaloliakos himself faces charges of running a criminal organization. [...]

Ignoring the elephant

CS Monitor Weekly, July 1, 2013 Western leaders target tax cheats, ignore Syria By Jason Walsh, Correspondent ENNISKILLEN, NORTHERN IRELAND

‘Yes, officer, both those passports are mine’

NSFW Corp, June 20, 2013 By Jason Walsh World leaders came to Northern Ireland to discuss tax, transparency and trade. Instead they had an argument about Syria and even the usual anti-globalization protesters couldn’t be bothered paying any attention to them.

G8 wraps with progress on tax evasion – but not on Syria

CS Monitor, June 18, 2013 The summit leaders agreed to crack down on money laundering and illegal tax evasion, but Russia and the West remain at odds over how to resolve the Syrian civil war. By Jason Walsh, Correspondent ENNISKILLEN, NORTHERN IRELAND—The sun came out at Lough Erne Resort in Northern Ireland today, the last [...]

Obama arrives for tough G8 summit in Northern Ireland

CS Monitor, June 17, 2013 From Syria, to spying, to an angry Vladimir Putin on his plate, President Barack Obama arrived in Northern Ireland for the G8 summit today. By Jason Walsh, Correspondent BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND—President Obama’s stop in Belfast on his way to the G8 summit was meant to be a feel-good interlude before [...]

Changing times: G8 leaders head to bucolic Northern Ireland

CS Monitor, June 16, 2013 As recently as five years ago it would have been unthinkable to gather the world’s most powerful leaders in Northern Ireland. The two-day G8 conference opens tomorrow. By Jason Walsh, Correspondent ENNISKILLEN, NORTHERN IRELAND—As recently as five years ago it would have been unthinkable to gather the world’s most powerful [...]