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The Irish and Indigenous Australians: Ground-breaking film

Val Noone Due to financial difficulties and other unclear reasons, the Australian viewing public is currently doomed to miss out on a fascinating film about the social history of Irish and Indigenous Australians which was shown at Sydney’s revived Irish Film Festival last month. This innovative one-hour documentary is known by its Gaelic title, Dubh ina … Continue reading

Brigid Fest 2014

This is the 10th year that Brigid Fest has been celebrated at the Celtic Club. Patron saint of Ireland and well known as the centre of an annual fire lighting ceremony on the saint’s day, St Brigid is also known as a strong woman and, these days, something of a feminist icon. She is patron … Continue reading

Death of Seamus Heaney

Death of Seamus Heaney

The Board and the staff of the Irish Writers’ Centre are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of treasured Nobel Laureate Seamus Heaney. He was a great friend to the Centre and a huge support through the years. We remember him for his gentle nature, generosity of spirit and wonderful contribution to Irish literature. … Continue reading

Better than nothing?

Better than nothing?

On 12th July, 2013, the Dáil passed the Protection of Life During Pregnancy bill. There is no provision for abortion if the mother’s health is simply endangered rather than severely imperilled and no possibility of allowing abortion in the case of rape, under age pregnancy, incest or fatal foetal abnormality. Continue reading