A man who strode the world stage as a courageous reforming anti-colonialist.
St Patricks Day in Spring is upon us!
Ireland held a successful constitutional referendum on this Same Sex Marriage in May 2015 because its Constitution was assumed to implicitly deny recognition to same sex marriage. Australia’s Constitution, on the other hand, leaves the issue to the Parliament to decide.
My family lived in cramped conditions in an area of inner Dublin that was a historical wonderland. None of this was at that time significant to my young mind….
A FEATURE by TREVOR McCLAUGHLIN Reiterating some challenges to readers/researchers in his latest powerful blog. This blog is based on a talk to the International Irish Famine commemoration in Sydney in 2013. An edited version was published in Tinteán and the challenges frustratingly still remain. It is reproduced here with permission of the author in the hopes of inspiring …
After the Rising bridges the gap between May 1916 and the Truce in mid-1921.During this period the justice system appeared to be in constant crisis as the authorities struggled to deal with the growing insurrection in the years following the Easter Rebellion.
Haunted by the scale of barbaric atrocities unleashed by imperialist colonisation in the Congo and later in the Putumayo, Colombia, Casement aligned with the Irish ‘freedom fighters’ who believed the Irish could achieve freedom from the scourge of British colonialism.
What is most striking to me about the pre-Rising Irish middle-class is its freewheeling bohemian character: romantic advanced nationalism provided many fora (meetings, dance-floors, remote country language camps, amateur and professional theatrical stages, communist communes) for debating and living secularism, feminism, suffragism, even vegetarianism and lesbianism.
A Film Review by Frances Devlin-Glass Sing Street, Screenplay Written and Directed by John Carney (2016), an independent film. This film is pure wish-fulfilment fantasy: a cheesy romance/comedy with a bit of grit in the backstories, but best of all a teen film which celebrates music and the communities it forms. Moreover, it has a …
Founded in 1864, Synge Street CBS has for most of its history been one of Dublin’s best known boys schools. It boasts many famous ex-pupils.