Part of my approach to life as an activist has come from my Irish heritage. Growing up, Lizzie O’Shea’s parents always encouraged her to think about issues from the perspective of the powerless.
According to Diarmaid Ó Muirithe, the name Sheila derives from Cecily, ‘the English form of the Latin name of the…virgin martyr St Cecilia…The Anglo-Normans brought the name to Ireland and in time it became in the Irish language Síle..
During the writing of Nora, O’Connor says she developed a deeper empathy for James Joyce, perhaps because she now understands his writerly life. It is through her protagonist’s perverse love for Joyce that a reader sees the man’s redeeming features.
Stood up at the altar, assisted migrant from Thurles, Bridget Gorman became the matriarch of a large and successful Irish Australian family.
Ní fhágfaidh mé agat ach focail
lán de bhrí … I’ll only leave you words, full of meaning
Leprechaun Economics Writing in the New York Times Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul Krugman coined the phrase ‘Leprechaun economics’ for the way that the Irish tax system deals with multinationals. The Irish ambassador to the US, Daniel Mulhall objected to the expression, describing it as an ‘unacceptable slur.’ Tintean does not feel offended by the phrase, …
By Shauna Stanley Herself is a new Irish film recently released in Australian cinemas on 1 July. Herself follows young mother Sandra (Clare Dunne) as she flees domestic violence and circumnavigates the Irish public housing system with the aim of building a safe home for her and her two daughters. Herself is certainly a departure …
Pathways/Cosán This virtual exhibition by visual artist Bernie Joyce explores how the Connemara people and landscape inspired Patrick Pearse as a teacher, writer and leader. Pathways sends the viewer on a journey back in time to when the Celtic Revival was in full swing. This was a period when artists, poets and writers turned their …
Three new Irish novels.
Humans came late to Ireland, 12,500 years ago, after the retreat of the ice. By then, the dinosaurs and marine reptiles had gone and the mammals which had flourished alongside the dinosaurs, came into their own