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Additional opinions on the Irish-American relationship are available through US-Ireland Alliance President Trina Vargo's blog, Twitter, and the Mitchell Scholarship Twitter.  


An American Special Envoy?  Be Careful What You Wish For - Trina Vargo, The Irish Times, June 10, 2018

Trina Vargo interview with the Sunday Business Post, August 21, 2016

Time for some Green-Sky Thinking, Marione McKeone, Sunday Business Post, August 21, 2016

Crumbs from Star Wars or Reel Deal - Trina Vargo, Sunday Business Post, December 13, 2015

Lights, Camera, Inaction - Trina Vargo, Irish Indepedent, March 23, 2015

The Wrong Pivot to Asia - Trina Vargo, US News and World Report, May 12, 2014

Funding Sought for Irish Scholarships as European Ties Loosen - Andrea Billups, Newsmax, March 25, 2014 

Irish America at a Crossroads - Niall Stanage, Sunday Business Post, 15 March 2014

We must not allow the US-Irish ties that bind weaken - Trina Vargo, The Irish Independent, 19 February 2014

Trina's response to State Department position on Mitchell Scholarship program- February 2014

Former Irish Minister of State, Liz O'Donnell, on Mitchell funding - The Irish Independent, 17 December 2013

It's a changing 'special relationship' as the US shifts its focus away from the UK - Trina Vargo, The Guardian, May 8, 2013

NAFA on the Importance of the Mitchell Scholarships - April 15, 2013

Mitchell Scholar Captain Erin Stevens on the Lifting of the Ban on Women in Combat - February 1, 2013

Trina's testimony before the Irish Parliament's Foreign Affairs Committee - September 25, 2012

Obama Administration Must Live Up to Its Rhetoric on Study Abroad - Trina in US News and World Report, July 30, 2012

Daire O'Criodain on funding for the Mitchell Scholarship - Clare People, 26 June 2012

Celtic Crossroads  Ireland's New Model of Church-State Relations - David Buckley, Commonweal October 7, 2011

Felimy Green on the Mitchell Scholarship program - Huffington Post, October 5, 2011

The Non-Existent Irish American Vote - Trina piece in the Huffington Post, May 18, 2011

Testimony for the House Appropriations Subcommittee on State/Foreign Ops - Trina's testimony 

International Fund for Ireland - Trina's letter to the Editor of the Irish Times, April 7, 2011

It's Time to Cut the Blarney! by Trina Vargo in The Detail, March 14, 2011

Coats, Lugar Can Reshape Democracy by Paul Musgrave in the Courrier Press, February 16, 2011

The Ten Year Anniversary of the George J. Mitchell Scholarship Program by Trina Vargo, September 2010

The International Fund for Ireland Has Served Its Purpose by Trina Vargo in the Irish Echo, May 25, 2010

Obama’s Tax Plan Need Not Spell Doom for Ireland by Trina Vargo in the Irish Times, June 17, 2009

Building A New Relationship With America by Trina Vargo and Mary Lou Hartman in the Irish Times, November 14, 2008

Writing Is On The Wall For Belfast’s Peace Lines by Trina Vargo in the Irish Times, February 5, 2008

Irish Illegals Not A Special Case by Trina Vargo in the Irish Times, November 16, 2007

Time To Tear Down These Walls of Division by Trina Vargo in the Irish Times, September 20, 2007

Ireland-US Relationship Needs To Alter From Supplicant To Peer by Trina Vargo in the Irish Times, March 16, 2005

Bush Can Make A Positive Impact On Peace Process by Trina Vargo in the Irish Times, November 9, 2004

Clinton’s Legacy Is US Support For Both NI Traditions by Trina Vargo in the Irish Times, December 9, 2000

A Look At…The Irish, Here and There; For Irish Americans, Peace Means Change by Trina Vargo in the Washington Post, July 19, 1998



The views expressed in connected blogs, twitter accounts  and videos are those of the authors, and do not necessarily represent the views of all members of the US-Ireland Alliance.