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As we prepare this edition of Tinteán, Australia is going through a crisis that makes part of the country seem like a war zone. Most of the editorial team live in Melbourne and have been spared the anxieties of the East coast fires, as well as those in South Australia and now the destruction …
The Holly Bough is one of those unique publications that deserves a heritage rating: indeed, it may already have one. Seventy years ago in Cork and Kerry, it was as much part of Christmas as Santa and the candles perilously lit in curtained windows. Stories, poems, puzzles, games, it kept us busy for days. …
a new online service that chronicles Ireland’s military past.
The Compensation Culture We have referred on a few occasions in these reports to the way that Ireland seems to have developed a booming industry around compensation for injuries, real or feigned. Now the Independent has written a revealing set of stories describing ways that the legal and the medical professions cooperate to manipulate the …
An annual luncheon at Celtic@Metro celebrating Irish and Irish-Australian women, and the guest speaker is Magistrate Fiona Hayes who will talk about women facing court and justice and human rights issues.
Mary McAleese bemoaned how ‘women were deliberately made invisible and programmed to stay invisible’ because of church structures that are ‘designed to create and maintain the invisibility and powerlessness of women.’
This outstanding book about the Northern Ireland Troubles takes its title from Seamus Heaney’s poem about the place where he grew up.
Fr Des was known by everyone where I grew up. He was held in awe, affection and with a small dose of apprehension by most.
Snippets from the papers: Niall Toibin, Fr Des, Orwell Prize Winners, the royals, and more….