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No More Time Changes We used to call them ‘old time’ and ‘new time’ or ‘summer time’ and ‘winter time’, and it would take us days to work out the yearly confusion when clocks went back or forward one hour. From 2021, that will no longer happen in Ireland. Like other member states within the … Continue reading

Melbourne Irish Studies Seminar Series, 1st Semester, 2019

Melbourne Irish Studies Seminar Series, 1st Semester, 2019

Tuesday 26th March Sharon Crozier de Rossa, University of Wollongong ‘A Sword of Light…or a Swashbuckling and Murderous Fraud? Contesting Memories of the Violent Revolutionary Irish Woman’.Tuesday 16th April Patrick Morgan “The Mannix Era” Thursday 16th May Sinead Burke Disability advocacy Monday June 3rd Peter Burke “True to Ireland, Eire’s conscientious objectors in New Zealand in World War … Continue reading

From the papers

From the papers

Tim Winton reviewed in the Irish Independent According to Independent.ie, Tim Winton wrote his Booker-shortlisted novel Cloudstreet while living in the lodge house at Leap Castle in Co Offaly. In his latest book The Shepherd’s Hut Winton introduces us to an Irishman named Fintan MacGillis, a mixture of old-style hermit and modern-day defrocked priest, living … Continue reading

There’s a new world out there

There’s a new world out there

Book review by Frank O’Shea Sally Rooney. Normal People. faber & faber 2018. 266 pp ISBN: 978-0-571-34729-2 RRP:  $29.99 This novel was longlisted for the 2018 Man Booker Prize and won the 2019 Costa Novel Award. Although it has won wide praise from reviewers, it is not entirely clear what all the admiration is about. At times … Continue reading