Conor McGregor and Irishness

Op-ed: Conor McGregor is the latest vehicle for the lie that binds the deep fissures within American society: that anyone can make it, if they are good enough


More than one in six Irish-born people over the age of fifteen people now live abroad, the highest proportion of any country in the OECD. This metric is a testament to generations of economic stagnancy. Despite De Valera’s famous promise …