Posted in February 2022

Bloody Sunday: 50 years on

Bloody Sunday: 50 years on

It was a sunny afternoon when 10,000 – 15,000 people joined together to take part in the march. The march began in the housing estate of Creggan and then made its way down the Bogside, which is the largely Catholic area just outside of Derry’s Old City walls. Continue reading

The Treaty:  100 Years on

The Treaty: 100 Years on

It may help to know that the book is written by an Australian-born journalist, now living in Dublin. She comes to the story as a neutral outsider, unburdened by the many educational and social experiences that an Irish writer would carry. Continue reading

Northern Ireland identity

Northern Ireland identity

With 83% of those surveyed expressing a sense of belonging to Northern Ireland, the rise in a Northern Irish identity is more a reflection of an attachment to one’s homeplace, than a political statement. Continue reading

Belfast, a review

Belfast, a review

The film is at its best when we follow young Buddy as he navigates the grown-up world. Through his experiences we glimpse the apparent contradictions in adult life that is intent on perpetuating difference. Your religion can be identified by the name you go by, but not always Continue reading

The Ordinary and Extraordinary Hidden Lives of Women

A Book Review by Frances Devlin-Glass Doireann Ní Ghríofa: A Ghost in the Throat, Tramp Press, Dublin and Glasgow, 2021. ISBN: 10 1916434274 RRP: $29.75 A Ghost in the Throat is an achingly moving and genre-bending work. Its many parts incorporate autobiography, historical fiction, translation and literary reclamation, as well as a detective-style ‘who-was-she?’ And it also writes a … Continue reading

From the Papers

From the Papers

Wealth in Dublin It used to be the luxurious Berkeley Court hotel on Lansdowne Road in Ballsbridge. It was knocked down in 2018 and converted to luxury apartments. The three-bedroom penthouse apartment was sold in December for €6.5 million, believed to be highest price ever paid for such property in Ireland. Irish Stamps It is … Continue reading