I have never smuggled anything over borders before or since and I was extremely nervous, but our car was not searched on the way over. The return trip was a different matter.
This brave act of defiance, with Caroline as part of the group, paved the way for discussions about access to contraception in the ROI and particularly highlighted the need to start exploratory discussions on the provision of contraception for Irish women living there.
While his comrades John Devoy, John Boyle O’Reilly, and Michael Davitt achieved international renown over decades, Cody was so shadowy that historians lost track of him after the celebrated Catalpa rescue of 1876.
At the beginning of the Brexit negotiations, the president of the European Council, said that any proposals by the United Kingdom that would not receive a nod of approval from Dublin would be rejected in Brussels.
Higgin’s pro-abortion stance may have lost him voters, but the Irish President has never shied away from speaking out on controversial issues, even if it made him unpopular.
Everywhere Delia Murphy went she collected – from the servants at home, from the travellers in the lane, from fishermen, from the blacksmith.
Snippets from the Irish newspapers.
Meg McNena’s new play about Constance Markievicz constitutes an epic story of women’s engagement in politics.
Their literature, their games, their religion and certainly their language existed at a higher level than anything the locals had to offer.
Your partners are your long-time opponents, there’s a pandemic, there is noise on you backbench … and then there are the Greens. Who would want to be Taoiseach?