Mary MacSwiney believed her task was to continue her brother’s fidelity to a separatist republic. Photograph:  Topical Press Agency/Getty

By her own admission Mary MacSwiney was no longer a young woman when her brother, Terence, died in Brixton prison on October 25th, 1920. Yet it was f(...)

Mary MacSwiney (1872-1942), republican, was born on March 27th, 1872, in Bermondsey in London, the eldest of seven surviving children of an English mo(...)