On fetishization of the Irish diaspora, on sitting Irish president, Michael D. Higgins, in an American context, on the “faddish standardisation of Dublin’s gastronomic landscape", and on the general horror of the @ireland Twitter account for The Times of London.
On the Irish referendum on abortion (Yahoo). On The Wing (RTÉ World Report, from 23:45). Other radio essays for World Report: from 13:20, on Black Lives Matter protests, from 22:10, on the drive to remove confederate monuments, from 12:25, on Harvey Weinstein, and from 18:20, on fossil fuel divestment by New York City.
Reports for Eater on restaurant fires, Kerrygold in America, the flatpack Irish pub industry, and the business of licensing by celebrity chefs. Other writing on US politics and culture for the Irish Independent, on Irish politics for World Politics Review, and seven years of reporting on both, and everything else, behind paywall at the Sunday Business Post.
Winched over that wall, from magazine and web: “Eighteen months in America”, inauguration something-or-other, election night spit-up, election week reflections, Trump rally delirium, and older interviews with Mark Little [pdf], Paul Tweed, Trevor Ringland [pdf], Bill Liao [pdf], and Terry Prone. Some even older souvenir PDFs: “Scenes from the Seanad crusade” (2013), “Walking the county line” (2013), “47 days in courtroom no. 19” (2014), an interview with Edmond Harty of Dairymaster (2013), and, co-authored, “The curious case of Thomas Byrne” (2013).