Freelance stories

My Irish-related newspaper staff and freelance work since 2000 is listed below. I’ve also included a few non-Irish pieces. Most of the more recent stories are linked to the external publications. Some stories are linked to PDF copies or reproductions because the original content is no longer readily available. Reflecting 21st century changes in journalism, some publications have ceased to exist (Mobile Register, Tampa Tribune) while others now keep their content behind paywalls (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Business Journal platforms in Washington, D.C., and Tampa, Fla.). Please contact me if you have any questions or trouble with the links. MH

From newest to oldest:

The ever-changing American Irish
The Irish Catholic (Dublin), Feb. 29, 2024

When An American Suffragette Interviewed Ireland’s ‘First Lady’
The Irish Story (Dublin), Jan. 26, 2023

‘Luminous In Its Presentation’:
The Pittsburgh Catholic and Revolutionary Ireland, 1912-1923
Gathered Fragments, (Catholic Historical Society of Western Pennsylvania), Fall 2022

The Long Road to ‘Redress’ in Ireland
History News Network, (George Washington University), Oct. 30, 2022 (In December 2023, HNN fused with Bunk, a public history platform at the University of Richmond.)

My Pilgrimages to St. Patrick’s Churches
Arlington Catholic Herald & syndicated by Catholic News Service, March 11, 2022

At 50th Anniversary of “Bloody Sunday” Peace Feels Less Certain
History News Network, (George Washington University), Jan. 30, 2022

Cheers and Jeers for Ireland: Éamon De Valera’s Alabama Experience
Alabama Heritage Magazine, Winter 2022

Book review: “The Mount Washington Transit Tunnel Disaster”
Western Pennsylvania History Magazine, Fall 2021 (Non-Irish)

Forgotten Charity Between Ireland and America, 1889 & 1921
The Irish Story (Dublin), Sept. 3, 2021

War Relief to Listowel and North Kerry, 1921
Listowel Connection, Aug. 23, 2021

ACIS Connects the Past, Future of Irish-American Relations
History News Network, (George Washington University), June 14, 2021

Cardinal Gibbons, who died 100 years ago, was committed to Ireland
Catholic Review (Baltimore), March 11, 2021

Will Biden Shake Up a Century of US-Ireland Relations?
History News Network, (George Washington University), Dec. 13, 2020

Home at War, 1920: Diaspora Witness Statements to the American Commission on Conditions in Ireland
Irish Diaspora Histories Network, Nov. 15, 2020

The History of the Boycott Shows a Real Cancel Culture
History News Network, (George Washington University), Aug. 2, 2020

‘Likely to cause disaffection to His Majesty’, the Seizure of Irish newspapers
The Irish Story (Dublin), May 17, 2020

When Irish Was Spoken in Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh Quarterly, March 16, 2020

Ruth Russell in Revolutionary Ireland
The Irish Story (Dublin), Jan. 8, 2020

When an Irish Rebel Had His Portrait Drawn in Louisville
The Filson Historical Society Blog, June 28, 2019

1888: An American Journalist In Ireland
The Irish Story (Dublin), Sept. 13, 2018

Marking Time with Frederick Douglass
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, July 22, 2018 (Non-Irish)

Ireland’s Famine Children ‘Born at Sea’
Prologue Magazine, U.S. National Archives and Records Administration, Winter 2017/18

The Manchester martyrs: From last letters to lasting legends
The Irish Story
(Dublin), Nov. 9, 2017

Life Without End Date
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Sept. 3, 2017 (Non-Irish)

Irish Immigrants, Unbanned
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, July 9, 2017

Mrs. Brophy’s Late Husband
The Irish Story (Dublin), Dec. 8, 2016
PDF copy: MBLH

Trump, Clinton and their Irish connections
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Aug. 14, 2016

Nora’s Sorrow: The Murder of John Foran, 1888
The Irish Story (Dublin), Feb. 29, 2016

The Celtic Tiger is purring again…
Washington Business Journal, Sept. 17, 2014

No pot of gold for D.C. Irish American Museum
Washington Business Journal, March 12, 2014

An Odd Coincidence
History Ireland (Dublin), March 11, 2014

New chamber seeks to improve ties between Florida and Ireland
Tampa Bay Business Journal, Nov. 6, 2013

Irish mud keeps the fate of Channelside unclear
Tampa Bay Business Journal, June 25, 2013

Ballybunion man emigrated 100 years ago
Ballybunion News, April 19, 2013

ConnectIreland pays for tips that lead to new jobs 
Tampa Bay Business Journal, March 15, 2013

Irish Consul General Gleeson touts two-way business relationship
Tampa Bay Business Journal, Sept. 7, 2012

Newcomer wants to add substance to Tampa’s St. Patrick’s Day
Tampa Bay Business Journal, March 16, 2012

Return Journey: Ireland’s Lartigue Railway
History Magazine, August/September 2009

Forum: The new Ireland
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, March 15, 2009

Forum: Meeting my grandfather
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Jan. 4, 2009
PDF part 1, PDF part 2

Struggles Bring Changes for Modern Ireland
The Tampa Tribune, Sept. 23, 2007

Ireland’s New City at the End of the Rainbow
The Mobile Register, March 17, 2002

Terrorism in Northern Ireland: Catholics and Protestants are coping with decades of violence
The Mobile Register, Oct. 28, 2001

In Search of William and Nora
The Mobile Register, June 18, 2000

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