Joe Devlin

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 Norah Glynn,   a great-niece of Owen McMahon: ‘I was in my late teens when I heard about it.’ Photograph: Dave Meehan

The most infamous incident of the Belfast pogroms was the massacre of the McMahon family on March 24th, 1922. Owen McMahon, a prosperous pub owner fr(...)

Oona Doherty’s Hard to Be Soft – A Belfast Prayer at Dublin Dance Festival. PR photograph: Luca Truffarelli

In 2014 I was asked to take part in a theatre conference at NUI Galway called “Pushing Form”. My paper was on my own experimental work, exploring form(...)

Founder of the paramilitary Ulster Volunteer Force Edward Carson. Photogrpah: by Central Press/Getty Images
The North and 1918

The year 1918 has for long been seen as a critical turning point in the emergence of the Irish revolution. Constitutional nationalism continued its re(...)

A queue outside a church to sign the anti-conscription pledge in 1918.

On April 9th, 1918, House of Commons MPs gathered for a special sitting. At 3pm, British prime minister David Lloyd George briefed the house on the si(...)

Women on a suffrage march carry 617 arrows, each representing a conviction of a suffragette. Photograph: Mansell/Time Life Pictures/Getty Images

The Irish suffrage movement, with a membership of about 3,000, was made up of nationalist, unionist and those who refused to take either side. It was (...)

Invent 2016 winners Mike Crowe and Philip McIntosh of Jumpack with Julie-Ann O’Hare of Bank of Ireland UK.

An extreme sports ramp invented by a former all-Ireland mountain bike champion has taken first prize ahead of 99 other brilliant ideas in a competiti(...)

Thronged: John Redmond at the Parnell monumnet on O’Connell Street in 1912. Photograph courtesy of the National Library of Ireland

Sunday, March 31st, 1912. O’Connell Street in Dublin has never seen anything like this. Since mid-morning, when the 64 special trains bringing peop(...)