The artist Hossein Valamanesh always insisted the monument was not just about the Great Irish Famine but about all famine. For me, this is what makes it a great monument.
Snippets from the newsrooms.
Two new OAM recipients with connection to Tintean
The Pope named her with Lincoln, Martin Luther King and Thomas Merton as four great Americans.
Short items from past four weeks.
Your partners are your long-time opponents, there’s a pandemic, there is noise on you backbench … and then there are the Greens. Who would want to be Taoiseach?
The only 1916 rebel to be given a state funeral
ISAANZ Conference has had to be cancelled but those interested anywhere in Australia and elsewhere may want to join Melbourne Irish Studies Seminars online.
The new and different Irish Coalition Government has presided over the first significant relaxation of lockdown, but it will be a considerable time before the Economy scrambles back to any semblance of normality.
Intriguing snippets from the Irish press.