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 …
Philly McMahon: football is only one part of who he is.
These oral histories detail the ordinary activist – those from working-class backgrounds who, in contrast to the revolutionary élite, rarely recorded their thoughts in letters, diaries or memoirs.
I remember my own mother telling me about my grandmother’s uncle who also lived at the Marsh. It happened that TB took his children and wife. Day after day he would bury a child. He would come home from a funeral only for another to die. It’s not surprising that Nana wasn’t happy to talk about those times.
It is a highly dramatic memorial which takes the form of a secular ‘stations of the cross’, with little way-points for remembering as persons those murdered.
For those with a literary bent, with legal training, interested in censorship or with a James Joyce obsession, this book about the American trials in which Ulysses was alleged to be pornographic is an engaging and enlightening read.
The Honourable Hugh Mahon is one of the most interesting personalities in the national legislature. There has been more stirring incident in his career than in a dozen ordinary men’s lives.
Hugh Mahon has the dubious distinction of being the only member expelled from the federal parliament
Lawson used Irish characters in his multicultural cast as a literary device, in the main a comic one