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Words matter in this place, as does the need to be diplomatic

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Congressman Neal’s reference to ‘Planter’ uncalled for due to local sensitivities

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Visit: Richard Neal. Credit: Brian Lawless/PA

Visit: Richard Neal. Credit: Brian Lawless/PA

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Visit: Richard Neal. Credit: Brian Lawless/PA

Oscar Wilde famously said: “The problem is the English can’t remember history, while the Irish can’t forget it.”

Add Irish Americans to that list for context, as a poet of a different genre made headlines this week when US Congressman Richard Neal referenced “the Planter and the Gael” during a speech in Dublin.


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