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‘People are less defensive about being Irish now,’ wrote Bob Scally in The New York Times, back in the 1990s. That obviously referred to America, but applied to Australia also, now as then. Although ‘Irish’ was the third highest reported ancestry in the 2016 Australian census, at 10.2%, only 0.4% of the population in 2016 … Continue reading

The Poet and the Piper

The Poet and the Piper

I was expressing an interest in uilleann pipes and complained that the pipes are not well known and appreciated in Australia. They certainly are much admired in this house now. Continue reading