Irish-Australians call ourselves Irish Catholics, which is true culturally but our spiritual formation was not specifically Irish, but continental Catholicism.
Morgan’s book, The Mannix Era, is richly personal. It is written with considerable charm and an acerbic wit. But to read it in 2019 is to be overwhelmed by its masculinist perspective.
Dublin is known as a city of elevated gossip; this book is in one sense a vast compendium of elevated ecclesiastical gossip.
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
the title of the visitors’ book is significant. According to Professor Patrick O’Farrell, the mission adopted the practice of calling itself the ‘Irish Legation’ to further emphasise its distinctive status
How the ‘Warwick egg incident’ of 1917 exemplified an Australian nation divided.
A young woman of 23 might have seemed a pliable appointment as a teacher at Glenmaggie, but Clara Weeks, who opened the school in June 1875 to public cheering, proved otherwise.
for him nothing remotely matched these Irish events in importance.
Come to the centenary re-enactment of the speech, by noted actor Rod Quantock.
Eoin Hahessy’s insightful, low-budget film, Michael, They’ve Shot Them, is to be shown on RTE 1