He was the new face of Fine Gael, a man who would remove the word Blue Shirt from Irish politics. Then came the whistleblower …
It is easy today to forget the extreme ways that nineteenth-century British society divided along sectarian lines.
Waugh’s brief is not to debate the merits of the current Australian education system but to highlight the significant influence of the Irish National Schools system in colonial times in paving the way for the provision of public education in Australia.
The Irish character in Australian literature is often introduced by a piece of dialogue that confirms the character’s origins.
It was a stroke of genius to commission three women to write the centenary history of Melbourne’s Newman College.
You won’t have any trouble getting into the swing of things, because the killings and mayhem start early….
Essays on modern Irish life by an Irish controversialist, John Waters
The Catalpa escape involved the rescue of six men serving life sentences. All were former British soldiers who had taken the Fenian oath.
When the evidence is looked at objectively, the vast majority of the colonial Irish, regardless of religious affiliation and county of origin, were respectable, law abiding people, neither rebels nor disaffected peasants. They arrived in Australia full of optimism and expected a better life.
He came from nothing, but his success left him isolated and alone.