Joe Biden, then US Vice President, with resident in Ballina, Co Mayo, Ireland, June 2016 (Paul McErlane/EPA)

Liam Kennedy and I launch The Clinton Institute’s Last Hurrah podcast series, considering the past, present and future of Irish American politics and culture.

We introduce the topics and the questions of the series. If the power and presence of Irish America has declined in recent generations, has it completely disappeared? Or is there a distinct Irish American revival, as Joe Biden becomes the 23rd US President of Irish-American heritage to take office?

Topics in the series will include:

*Irish machine politics in urban America
*Irish American Presidents
*Irish America and immigration reform
*President Clinton and the Good Friday Agreement
*Irish lobbies in Washington
*Irish-US diplomatic relations
*Progressive Irish America
*Conservative Irish America
*The Future of Irish America