Two new OAM recipients with connection to Tintean
The role of Irish lawyers in colonial Australia has received regular attention over the years
but has not achieved much clarity.
Surely a woman could not have done this on her own. Surely a woman could not have seen what this festering tyrant was doing. Surely a woman could not have known that tyranny incubates and ﬂies across borders.
Working through Irish-music tune-names for an article in the 3rd edition of Companion to Irish Traditional Music, Fintan Valelly was time-travelled back to the 1800s, conjured by those melodic ‘handles’ into a heaving landscape of people, lives, places and the everyday.
The Pope named her with Lincoln, Martin Luther King and Thomas Merton as four great Americans.
This author’s style is varied and warm but grounded in truth-finding and truth-telling…. This is also a handsome book. Great thought has gone into its design and format.
Short items from past four weeks.
Your partners are your long-time opponents, there’s a pandemic, there is noise on you backbench … and then there are the Greens. Who would want to be Taoiseach?
This impressive work tells us the story of two exceptional personalities, Curtin and Scullin, it is also, in a most profound manner, the story of the movement they nurtured, the Australian Labor movement.
Churchill is quoted as saying ‘If ever I feel a bitter feeling rising in my heart about the Irish, the hands of heroes like Finucane seem to stretch out to soothe it away.’