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An unholy Irish alliance between Church and State

After the death of Oliver Cromwell in 1658, the persecution of Catholics and their clergy in Ireland continued unabated. On July 1, 1681, to the amusement of throngs of baying savages, the decapitated and disembowelled corpse of the Catholic Primate of Ireland, Oliver Plunkett, was dragged through the streets of London strapped to a jail door which was dyed scarlet by his congealing blood.

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On the trail of the Rosetta Stone in NY

Chris Cahill, Director of the American Irish Historical Society – which boasts palatial headquarters on New York’s most exclusive stretch of real estate, Park Avenue – reckons that the person who cracks the way to link the Scots-Irish diaspora and the Irish American diaspora will have found the Rosetta Stone.

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