Mahatma Gandhi

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Terence MacSwiney was sentenced to two years in jail on August 16th 1920 for possession of ‘seditious documents’.

The international impact that Lord Mayor of Cork Terence MacSwiney had when he died in hunger strike in 1920 in Ireland’s struggle for freedom will be(...)

‘My best, healthiest worry is about tulips. I can’t change the colour scheme as they are already planted and it doesn’t matter a jot anyway. But that’s the beauty of it.’ Photographer: Dara Mac Donaill

As a new decade is about to begin, I find myself worrying about a lot of things. For a start, there are my year-11 economics students, who sit their G(...)

Millicent Fawcett speaking at the Suffragette Pilgrimage in Hyde Park, London. Photograph: PA Wire

A statue of 19th century British feminist leader Millicent Fawcett was unveiled in London’s Parliament Square on Tuesday, the first monument honourin(...)

Indian prime minister Narendra Modi pays tribute on the 148th anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi’s birth , on October 2nd, 2017, at Rajghat in New Delhi. Photograph: Prakash Singh/AFP/Getty Images

India’s supreme court has appointed an amicus curiae in a petition seeking a new investigation into Mahatma Gandhi’s assassination nearly 70 years ago(...)

Persecuted Yazidis: Kurdish peshmerga show what they say is a mass grave of more than 50 Yazidis killed by Islamic State in Sinjar in 2015. Photograph: John Moore/Getty

Wednesday, April 19th, is New Year’s Day for the Yazidi community, one of the oldest cultures in the world. Yazidis are an ethnoreligious group based(...)

Mother Jones (Mary Harris Jones)  poses with a five-tiered cake in celebration of her 100th birthday, May 1st, 1930. Photograph:  FPG/Getty Images

The naming of Cork born Mother Jones beside Ernesto Ché Guevara, Mahatma Gandhi and Leon Trotsky among the world’s greatest revolutionaries is testame(...)

Saroj Gaur lays candles at the Flight 182 memorial in Bantry Bay, after the commemoration of the 30th anniversary of the Air India disaster in which her father died. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

The grey clouds that stretched between the Mizen and Sheep’s Head peninsulas gave way to a streak of bright blue sky as relatives of those who died(...)

Ireland’s win  in Italy puts the achievements of Nelson Mandela, Aung San Suu Kyi, Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King in the ha’penny place.  Photograph: Ryan ByrneINPHO

Are you old enough to remember the conveyor belt on the Generation Game? No? Well, a bunch of fabulous prizes whizzed by under the contestants’ noses (...)

Yesterday’s award of the Nobel peace prize to Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi is a richly deserved celebration of the courage and effectiveness(...)

Ian Paisley at a rally on Royal Avenue outside Belfast City Hall in 1974. “Paisley the politician defeated Paisley the preacher.” Photograph: Trevor McBride

In 2006, about a year before Ian Paisley stunned the world by going into government with Sinn Féin, I was talking to a clearly troubled senior memb(...)

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