Francis Sheehy Skeffington: murdered by a deranged British officer in April 1916

I don’t know if any ceremonial window-smashing is planned as part of the decade of centenaries, but the organised breaking of windows was indee(...)

Green, white and orange: the Tricolour as defined by the Constitution. Photograph: Ed Pritchard/PC/Getty
Tracking the Tricolour

The Constitution ascribes no specific symbolism to our national flag. Does it mean the same to a GAA fan at Croke Park as it does to the unionists (...)

‘Tomorrow’s day-long school at Liberty Hall will revolve around the theme of human rights, Francis and Hanna Sheehy-Skeffington’s life-long obsession. It will be rounded off with drama: extracts from a work-in-progress by Donal O’Kelly (above)’.

The second annual Sheehy Skeffington School takes place this weekend, and an e-mail from the organisers set me reading again about the shameful(...)

The impact of the global economic crisis on human rights in Ireland is the focus of international human right(...)