Dome of Church of Mary Immaculate, Refuge of Sinners, on Rathmines Road, Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

It’s fairly well known by now that the architect of the Russian revolution, Lenin, spoke English with a “Rathmines accent”: the influence of a tutor f(...)

James Connolly did not return to Liberty Hall after lunch.

January 19th, 1916 James Connolly missing. “He did not return to Liberty Hall after lunch,” Desmond Ryan, lieutenant in the Irish Volunteers, would l(...)