Daniel Mannix

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Martin O’Meara: “This man has been responsible for the evacuation of at least 20 men under conditions that are indescribable”

In November 1918, Martin O’Meara arrived back in Australia as a hero, promptly had a nervous breakdown and spent the rest of his life in mental instit(...)

The attempted assassination of Prince Alfred by Henry O’Farrell

President Michael D Higgins’s visit to Australia is a timely reminder of the deep historical links between Ireland and Australia. The Irish came with (...)

Cardinal George Pell denies allegations of sexual assault. Photograph: Paul Miller/EPA

For years, Cardinal George Pell was dogged by questions of what he knew about the child sexual abuse that happened under his watch in his home state o(...)

When Archbishop Mannix and Eamon de Valera shared a platform at Madison Square Gardens in New York in July 1920, it must have been hard to say whose words were the churchman’s and whose the politician’s

When Daniel Mannix left Ireland in 1913 to become archbishop of Melbourne, he was best known as the quiet and austere president of Maynooth seminar(...)

John Teteris from Athenry, Co Galway, pictured during the ANZAC Day Dawn Service at Grangegorman Military Cemetry in April. An academic has counted 5,774 Irishmen who served in the Australian Imperial Force  and 860 who died. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Almost 6,000 Irishmen served in the Australian forces in the first World War and nearly 900 were killed, a conference will hear this week. Professor J(...)