Eamon de Valera speaks  at O’Connell’s monument in Ennis, Co Clare. “ He is very well thought of by his followers and considered extremely dangerous by the authorities . . . He is deified.” Photograph:  Hulton Archive/Getty Images

It is still possible to come across original sources for Ireland’s revolutionary period. The text here is a hitherto-neglected account of a visit to D(...)

Pedestrians and shoppers in the Causeway Bay district of Hong Kong, which is linked to Queensway by Hennessy Street, named after Corkman Sir John Pope Hennessy, eighth governor of Hong Kong between 1877 and 1882.  Photograph: Brent Lewin/Bloomberg

Taking the “ding ding” tram along Hennessy Street in Wan Chai, a busy thoroughfare connecting Queensway and Causeway Bay in the west, you see a street(...)