It is a remarkable fact that three writers associated with The Nation newspaper emigrated to Melbourne in the mid-1850s: Edward Hayes, Charles Gavan Duffy and Gerald Henry Supple. Professionally diverse, they shared a deep love of poetry and song.
If ever there was a case of a favourite chapter in this book, I would choose chapter 2, Lucy McDiarmid’s ‘Comradeship’ on the imprisonment in Holloway prison of Kathleen Clarke and her two ‘tall’ comrades, Constance Markievicz and Maud Gonne, who at times tended to dispute ‘as to which of them had the highest social status’.
A Republic of opportunities.
The commitment by the EU to accept a united Ireland is a huge victory for the Irish government
Weeks before scope of mother and baby homes inquiry is known
Tony O’Reilly was the tallest of Irish tall poppies, an easy target for the begrudgers, but the author makes a strong case for Tony O’Reilly, the modern Irish patriot.
The Conference was both a celebration of the centenary of the arrival of the future Archbishop of Melbourne and an effort to bring ‘New perspectives on old stories’