Life was not easy for Jane and Bridget, two of at least fifty famine orphan girls who were gaoled in NSW from the 1850s to 1900.
He was the new face of Fine Gael, a man who would remove the word Blue Shirt from Irish politics. Then came the whistleblower …
Mary Ann McMaster came to Australia under the Earl Grey Scheme.
A great-great-grandson remembers an unapologetic rebel and determined reformer
It is easy today to forget the extreme ways that nineteenth-century British society divided along sectarian lines.
Essays on modern Irish life by an Irish controversialist, John Waters
A new play by Irish-born Meg McNena that will tear at your heart-strings.
This book on Nano Nagle and her legacy casts a powerful gaze on the lives and culture of a body of nuns whose charism was particularly and importantly focused on girls
A Feature by Mike Pinnock Edward Eagar was one of ten children born into a family of landed gentry on his parent’s estate of Gortdromakiery in the parish of Killarney, County Kerry in 1787. He benefitted from a privileged upbringing; he was, from an early age, privately tutored on the estate by his father before …
Lynne Ruane had left school at 14, though it appears that her attendance there was often sporadic. She was smoking and drinking and had graduated to drugs …