The Ambassador of Ireland to Australia, Noel White, has announced the decision of the Government to allocate financial support to 15 organisations across Australia under the Emigrant Support Programme. Total funding this year for organisations in Australia alone amounts to over AU$590,000, an increase of over AU$100,000 on that provided in 2012. Ambassador White commented: …
In August he described himself as ‘gay, Irish, Catholic, alcoholic Pogue… about to die from cancer.’
Famine Rock Celebration
Ironically, the Irish radical Duffy was the only member of the new parliament who had served in the House of Commons in London.
Evelyn Conlon is now officially an Australian novelist: her latest novel, Not the Same Sky, about Irish Famine Orphans of the 1840s, sits proudly among the Australian novels in Readings bookshop.
A small group of Irish Famine girls, whose average age was sixteen, is the subject of this lyrical and captivating story by Evelyn Conlon.
A revamped Seanad Éireann could play an important part in the life of the nation.
Getting it Right, a poem by ALAN RODDICK which celebrates Heaney and laments the divisions between communities in Ulster.
But I have begun to mull over the possibility of having my ashes scattered over my grandmother’s grave,