Stood up at the altar, assisted migrant from Thurles, Bridget Gorman became the matriarch of a large and successful Irish Australian family.
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, …
Three new Irish novels.
It is a remarkable fact that three writers associated with The Nation newspaper emigrated to Melbourne in the mid-1850s: Edward Hayes, Charles Gavan Duffy and Gerald Henry Supple. Professionally diverse, they shared a deep love of poetry and song.
From Limerick and Wicklow, now with a street named after a member of the family.
Book Review by James King Dara McAnulty: Diary of a Young Naturalist, The Text Publishing Company, 2020. RRP: $29.99 ISBN: 9781922330000 I was given this book for Christmas, and having no prior knowledge of it, or its author, I raised a sceptical eyebrow. My experience with books as Christmas gifts is not an entirely happy …
Malachi O’Doherty uses Ulster, while John Connolly uses Arkansas for their murder stories. Graham Norton’s gentler story is set in West Cork.
Snippets from the Irish newspapers.
How does a priest’s letter home in 1918 become the object of Australian military intelligence?
(Ghost) Henry Fenton worked as a storekeeper for many years and built the White Flag pub which I ran for the rest of my life without even one breach of the licensing law.