Mannix made the expected speech getting straight up the noses of loyal Australia by calling Kiernan the representative of the whole of Ireland.
1917 was a bitter year – probably the most bitter in white Australia’s history – but also one of which Irish Australians can be proud.
It is difficult to write about it – or, indeed, read about it – without anger,
The records of the Chief Secretary of Ireland’s Office constitute one of the most valuable collections of original source material for research into Ireland in the nineteenth and early twentieth century.
we have with us a politician, a poet, a writer, an academic, a statesman, a rights advocate, a champion of the creative industries.
Over the years the Library has become the repository for a vast amount of material relating to the subject and the subsequent Peace Process
the silence; their calls,
borne on the wind’s leafy roar,
lodge in the mind, the marrow.
The strange phenomenon that was Joseph Mary Plunkett – invalid, bohemian, fey man of letters, theatrical spy, bookish military strategist, unrequited lover, very public lover, and ultimately executed revolutionary.
‘The Orange Order Parades’
A Republic of opportunities.