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.
An astounding number of voluntary charitable institutions sprang up in Dublin in the early eighteenth century.
It is a fascinating tale in diverse ways:
They kept their grim deeds as quiet as possible by using a wooden spade
On 12th July, 2013, the Dáil passed the Protection of Life During Pregnancy bill. There is no provision for abortion if the mother’s health is simply endangered rather than severely imperilled and no possibility of allowing abortion in the case of rape, under age pregnancy, incest or fatal foetal abnormality.