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?
The new and different Irish Coalition Government has presided over the first significant relaxation of lockdown, but it will be a considerable time before the Economy scrambles back to any semblance of normality.
In the Arms Crisis of 1970, questions abounded, of perjury and all other kinds of skullduggery.
‘The Facts are that the Irish Republic exists.’
A fascinating history of how feminism and nationalism converged to challenge traditional gender binaries at some key points in modern Irish history
He was the new face of Fine Gael, a man who would remove the word Blue Shirt from Irish politics. Then came the whistleblower …
Brexit creeps closer Comment by Sean Farrell ‘When a man knows he is to be hanged in a fortnight it concentrates his mind wonderfully.’ The Brexit Endgame is approaching, with prospects all round ranging from unpalatable to disastrous so Dr Johnson’s remark seems appropriate, certainly in Ireland’s case. Boris Johnson (no relation of Dr Samuel) …
Essays on modern Irish life by an Irish controversialist, John Waters
There are two significant memorials erected in Sydney in response to major events in Irish history: the 1798 Memorial at Waverley Cemetery built at the time of the centenary of the ’98 uprising, and the Australia Memorial to the Great Irish Famine unveiled in 1999.