Dr Mike Carney, the oldest Blasket islander, who has died at the age of 94. File photograph: Valerie O’Sullivan

The oldest Blasket islander, Dr Mike Carney, has died at the age of 94. The Blasket Island Foundation said that Dr Carney was “the most trenchant and(...)

Gearóid Cheaist Ó Catháin, the last Blasket evacuee alive. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

In the hallway of Gearóid Cheaist Ó Catháin’s house in Blackrock in Cork city is a framed, 60-year-old newspaper cutting of a young boy playing the(...)

Peig. There’s a whole generation of Irish schoolchildren for whom that name was insult added to injury. It was bad enough that you couldn’t get(...)

Peig. There’s a whole generation of Irish schoolchildren for whom that name was insult added to injury. It was bad enough that you couldn’t get(...)