Ireland Topics

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  • Veteran journalist and Ian Paisley biographer Ed Moloney joins us in our studio to talk about the Democratic Unionist Party winning the most seats in the power-sharing assembly in Belfast and its implications on the 1998 Good Friday peace agreement. [includes transcript]
    Dec 03, 2003 | Story
  • Veteran journalist Ed Moloney, who has been reporting on Northern Ireland for two decades, draws numerous parallels between the situation in Iraq and Northern Ireland. [includes transcript]
    Dec 19, 2003 | Story
  • We speak with Kansas City Star columnist Lewis Diguid about the situation in Iraq as well as local politics in Kansas, Irish peace activist Ciaron O’Reilly in Dublin discusses Ireland’s response to Bush’s recent visit and former U.S. Army captain and Gulf War resistor Dr. Yolanda Huet-Vaughn discusses U.S. foreign policy and her reasons for saying no to war.[includes transcript]
    Jun 28, 2004 | Story
  • The trial of five peace activists began Monday in Dublin, Ireland. The five were arrested on February 3rd, 2003 on charges stemming from an action at Shannon Airport–a civilian airport that has been transformed into a pit stop for the U.S military. They face up to 10 years in prison. We go to Dublin to speak with Ciaron O’Reilly, one of the activists on trial and Catholic Bishop Thomas Gumbleton. [includes rush transcript]
    Mar 07, 2005 | Story
  • To commemorate St. Patrick’s Day, we take a look at the use of Shannon airport by U.S. troops en route to Iraq as well as the case of three Irish peace activists recently acquitted after their arrest during a protest against President Bush. [includes rush transcript]
    Mar 17, 2005 | Story
  • The Irish Republican Army Thursday called for all of its volunteers to disarm, effectively ending a 36-year guerilla campaign against the British government. We’ll look at whether this move will really change the fate of Northern Ireland. [includes rush transcript]
    Jul 29, 2005 | Story
  • Israeli troops fired rubber bullets and tear gas at a nonviolent protest against the separation wall near the West Bank village of Bilin. Several protesters were injured including the Nobel Peace laureate Mairead Maguire, who was shot with a rubber bullet. She joins us on the line from Ireland. [includes rush transcript]
    Apr 23, 2007 | Story
  • Saturday is International Women’s Day, held on March 8th every year since 1975. Origins date back to the early twentieth century. On February 28, 1909, the Socialist Party of America held the first National Women’s Day in honor of the 1908 garment workers’ strike here in New York. On Saturday, women are expected to lead gatherings and demonstrations worldwide. Today, we speak with Irish activist Deirdre McAliskey. [includes...
    Mar 07, 2008 | Story
  • We speak to former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights and former president of Ireland, Mary Robinson. Robinson is president of the International Commission of Jurists, which has released a report that finds the so-called war on terror has eroded human rights worldwide. Robinson also addresses the ongoing Israeli siege of Gaza and takeover of the West Bank, the need for an independent investigation of Bush administration crimes, the global...
    Feb 25, 2009 | Story
  • As we mark International Women’s Day, we speak with world-renowned human rights lawyer and advocate, Mary Robinson. She is the former president of Ireland, the first woman ever to hold the office. She is also the former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights. Robinson speaks about the international women’s conference hosted in Liberia by President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, Africa’s first female president; being chosen as one of...
    Mar 09, 2009 | Story