Ironically, the Northern Ireland Assembly elections will resolve nothing, but they will set the parameters for what will happen next in this troubled land.
Steve Carey reflects on a blockbuster tournament As the sun sets behind the East stand for the last time on Guinness Six Nations 2022, now might be a good time to retire to The Bridge 1859 and reflect over a sponsor’s pint. After two years of eerie silence, the crowds are back in full voice. …
A language needs nurturing, love and polishing to keep it present. This is no easy feat when we are far away from the home country
where pieces of it spill into our daily lives whether on road signs, TV or generally in the way we speak English in Ireland and how we express ourselves.
The widespread dislike of Catholics in the USA, especially those from Ireland, was due in part to the feeling that Rome had designs on taking over America and imposing its religion on the new country.
The offspring of a full suite of 8 Irish great grandparents, Brenda Niall grew up in a cosily inwardly-focussed Catholic world, until and beyond her university training. This was not unusual in her era
The story of a priest, much ahead of his time, rather than of a place.That he devoted his greatest efforts to trying to help his parishioners through the Famine is why he best deserves to be remembered
Two book reviews about memoirs, about writing, and about death and strong women.
Aistear Ghabh sé trí na sráideannaistoíchemar ghadaí nó teachtaire an ghealach ina lóchrannna réaltaíá n-ídiú féin ar maidinbhí na sléibhte anngan fáilte gan doicheall gaoth scallta lastall díobhgaineamhlach go bun na spéire lig sé don ghaineamh é a bhálig sé chuige an t-íonú Journey He passed through the streets at night like a thief or …