By Gwen Orel

How it’s New York: New York is home to Irish immigrants from the Republic and from the North, who care about this question.
How it’s Irish: This article asks a question of Irish identity.
Why is Northern Ireland part of the United Kingdom? (via The Economist)

IT IS almost a year since riots hit the streets of Belfast last December. They were caused by a motion to limit the number of days Britain’s Union Jack flag flew on Belfast City Hall. Severe rioting lasted for two months and seemed to centre on the…

Gwen Orel
About the Author

Gwen Orel

The only New York journalist who writes for both the Forward and Irish Music Magazine.