George Salter

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A bread cart with armed fighters in the Irish Civil War, around 1922: We can never know for sure if Protestants were targeted out of pure religious hatred or selected as convenient symbols of the old coloniser, Britain. Photograph: National Library of Ireland

A fundamental question about the Revolution’s civilian casualties was reopened at the West Cork History Festival last month: were Protestants harmed b(...)

Church of Ireland Bishop of Cork Paul Colton (centre) with the Sam Maguire trophy for the All Ireland senior football championship winners. Photograph: Twitter.

Protestants in west Cork “dread” commemorations of the War of Independence and the Civil War, Church of Ireland Bishop of Cork Paul Colton has said. (...)

The temperature threatened to rise dramatically on more than a few occasions over the weekend at the inaugural West Cork History Festival at Lissard Estate in Skibbereen. Photograph: Liss Ard Estate/Twitter

The setting may well have been bucolic and the weather pleasant but the temperature threatened to rise dramatically on more than a few occasions over (...)

 Eoghan Harris has said that as long as Irish Protestants living in the Republic feel unable to talk about their past, they are not truly free. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

As long as Irish Protestants in the Republic feel unable to talk about their past they are not truly free, the veteran journalist and polemicist Eogha(...)

Rosebank house: A central focus of the festival  will be the deeds of various informers, murderers, double-crossers and looters in the West Cork region

The Irish obsession with history is akin to that of Italians for food and the French for love. It is our motivating force, an internal propellant that(...)