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Northern Ireland’s years of bloodshed have thankfully ended.  Since the mid-1990’s Irish emigration to the US has declined dramatically.  Despite Ireland’s current financial difficulties, Ireland is not a developing country.  The US-Ireland relationship must be radically altered to reflect this new reality. If there is to be a future for this relationship, it must be built on the pillars of culture, education and business.  In a post-ethnicity America, a new generation – Irish and non-Irish – must be fostered to retain the links.