Slattery was evidently to inebriated to post anything on St. Patrick's day and as I acknowlege the Feast Day through prayer and fasting and so was unvailable (and also attended a St. Patrick Day celebration at the White House). CRH-also an Irishman blogged on his usual schedule.
Above is a post noting the contributions of the Irish to the Republican party, particularly in Connecticut. I think Ronald Reagan's ancestors and his father were Catholic but he was a Protestant and I rarely consider them "Irishmen."
Notably the majority of the Conservative Party of NY, and indeed a disproportionate amount of conservatives in America, hail from Ireland.
Up the Irish.