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Ireland and the Irish Diaspora

If you are Irish/Irish decent or interested in learning more about Ireland come and join the craic.

Location: Roscommon, Ireland
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New Irish Citizenship

Started by Chris Lazarus. Last reply by Chris Lazarus Mar 28, 2015. 2 Replies

I've been half Irish since birth, but just made it official with the citizenship. I got my paperwork back for the Foreign Birth Registry (FBR) in early March. Now I hold dual citizenship with the US…Continue

Irish heritage body modification

Started by Adam Burbey. Last reply by Chris Lazarus Mar 28, 2015. 3 Replies

I'm a fan of body art/modification. I have a harp and hands (yes harp not heart) tattooed on my right forearmas well as "Never Give Up" on my back Na Geil Choiche, and the standard clover on my chest…Continue

Brian Boru -- Anybody know a good biography?

Started by Jack Neulist. Last reply by Paul H Mar 19, 2015. 7 Replies

Title says it all. Irish history is so far outside my comfort zone, I don't know experts from kooks. A nudge in the right direction would be greatly appreciated.  Anybody know a decent title about…Continue

March plans?

Started by Brown Fox. Last reply by Brown Fox Mar 5, 2014. 2 Replies

The sacred month approaches. I know I will be at the Dutchess County St. Patrick's day parade this Saturday. Alas, St. Pat's day falls on a Monday, so I won't be able to go into NYC to catch that…Continue

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Comment by Regular Joe on March 3, 2015 at 3:46pm

Regarding those agreements, they're fewer and farther between than ever. There's been such an agreement with Canada for as long as anyone can remember but, now, the agreement is that Canadian banks and financial institutions must bring to light dual citizens (Canada-US) who are not paying taxes to the US even though those individuals might have have set foot in the US in decades. 

Comment by Kev on March 3, 2015 at 3:27pm
The dual citizenship issue is a complex one. You can become a European citizen and live in any EU country while retaining US citizenship, However the US Government requires its citizens to pay income tax regardless of where you live. There are often agreements with other countries that you don't pay double but you would still have to pay some tax to Uncle Sam.
Comment by Michael J. K. on July 3, 2014 at 1:41pm

I am Irish and Polish.   My wife and I have always wanted to go to Ireland but the cost of a trip is so much.

Maybe some day.

Comment by Ryan Keith Fenton II on August 17, 2013 at 6:17pm

Well it wasn't as easy as that, my job prevented me from have a lot of time to access the internet. I've recently switched career paths at work and now have more time for leisure activities.

Comment by Ryan Keith Fenton II on August 16, 2013 at 10:29pm

I'm a Leesider living in Arkansas because of my wife. It's been hard living in a place as foreign as the moon. I find that I've no clue what half the people are talking about and at times I just give up on ever trying to understand. Being in America I find it hard to find out about anything going on back home, because the news here acts like other places don't exist and if they do then they're just another state. I'm hoping this is a place where I can talk to me back home and find out how the Real Capital is.

Comment by Ivan S on May 25, 2013 at 11:48pm

I'm not Irish myself but I'm a big fan of Ireland's culture and history!

Comment by Christopher McLaughlin on October 20, 2011 at 2:39pm
Hello everyone! I am of Irish and french haritage (mosty Irish). Glad to be here.
Comment by Dave Johnson on March 20, 2011 at 9:12pm

Lads, just to follow on from that barber discussion, you've got to go to the Waldorf Barbershop on Westmoreland Street, its the oldest barbershop in Dublin. It's like stepping back in time in there;

http://www.waldorfbarbers.com/

 

Ask for Liam or Linda.

 

Comment by Adam Burbey on September 21, 2010 at 11:52am
Ahh!! Men of Irish heritage! People I can relate to.

Good to be here.
Comment by Pádraig McCarrick on August 19, 2010 at 6:42pm
I remember the missus mentioning that one. Excellent. Thanks Nick, the mane's due a trim and the hot towel shave is a bonus. I hear words of a brandy and cigar also. Sounds like a fun afternoon with the boys is all set. Will let you know how I get on. Cheers once again.
 

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Shannon N. Clark replied to Sir's discussion What college freshmen should know
"A sort of current issues class would be good. Something important that generations are losing is their interest in what is happening around them and understanding what they can do about it. Something else could be useful would be a life lessons…"
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John Muir replied to Sir's discussion How far apart we are in the group The Great Debate
"I like the lyrics to this Irish song, regarding patriotism. The title to Tom Clancy's book "Patriot Games" is borrowed from the lyrics. Come all ye young rebels, and list while I sing, For the love of one's country is a…"
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John Muir replied to Sir's discussion How far apart we are in the group The Great Debate
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Sir replied to Sir's discussion How far apart we are in the group The Great Debate
"Oh, hell, just when making nice seemed possible. We don't insult each other's patriotism here.  Attack the position, not the man."
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Aaron F Kendrick replied to Sir's discussion How far apart we are in the group The Great Debate
"Then, I perceive you know nothing of patriotism, and it's no surprise given the philosophical bend of the country as a whole.  Patriotism has NOTHING to do whatsoever with the government, but to the principles of the country as…"
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Another brick in the wall

The proposed wall with Mexico.  Or Turkey's wall with Syria.  Or Saudi's wall with Iraq.  Clinton's link:  http://www.theatlantic.com/photo/2016/09/on-the-border/502277/?utm_...My earlier link: http://ijr.com/2015/01/233628-saudi-arabia-anti-isis-wall/Keep it civil.…See More
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What college freshmen should know

This is inspired by a post of Muir's about what he wants the kids to learn, but I wanted to make it specific to college students.  Because I'm brainstorming for a possible freshman-seminar class, and I'm interested in topics that are important to making educated citizens or at least will be stimulating -- each topic to take a week or two at most.  What do you wish you or yours had learned in college that wasn't covered in regular gen-ed or major? or just a fun topic you think would be of…See More
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