Are we right to honour John Mitchel?
Patsy McGarry: Irish patriot was staunch backer of slavery and the US Confederacy
John Mitchel: supported slavery and the confederate side in the American Civil War
It may not be the time to pose such a question, as Mayo head for their 11th All-Ireland senior football final since 1989 (including two replays), but should Castlebar Mitchels GAA club consider changing its name?
Similarly where Tralee and Newry Mitchel’s GAA clubs are concerned, as well as John Mitchel’s in Claudy and John Mitchel’s at Glenullin, both in Co Derry, and all those other GAA clubs named after the 19th-century Irish patriot on this island, in the UK and elsewhere?