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.
The Economic strengths of small states are better focussed upon than their deficits, argues Stephen Kisella.
What if there had been no Easter Rising?
Mannix and De Valera had swapped places; De Valera in his early years wanted to be a bishop, Mannix now aspired to the role of statesman
In many places, the border lines made little sense and did not reflect local economic and social geographies
Meleady makes very clear that he does not accept much of the previous scholarly and political consensus concerning Redmond’s alleged personal and political shortcomings.
Between the initial insertion of the Eighth into the Constitution in 1983 and the current proposed removal, there have been four additional referenda pertaining to abortion – two which passed, and two which failed.