Rise of Ireland’s far right relies on abandoned social conservatives
- May 15, 2021, 00:00
For more than 20 years I’ve undertaken research on immigration and social change in Ireland. Much of this has focused either on how immigrants are far(...)
Playwright of the Western World – Frank McNally on 150 years of JM Synge
- April 16, 2021, 00:01
Born in Dublin 150 years ago today (April 16th), John Millington Synge would still be only a baby when the event that inspired his greatest play happe(...)
Irish actors and writers sign petition against sale of historic Fifth Avenue building
- Homes & Property
- March 18, 2021, 06:00
A much-storied mansion on New York’s Fifth Avenue has gone on the market for $52 million, or more than €40 million, and its sale by the American Irish(...)
Painting of famous 1916 Rising photograph to hang in the Seanad
- Irish News
- March 7, 2021, 17:44
The photograph taken of Patrick Pearse surrendering to the British after the Easter Rising is one of the most recognisable photographs of that week. (...)
A Prussian solution to an Irish problem – An Irishman’s Diary on Prince Joachim and the 1916 Rising
- July 19, 2020, 17:14
One hundred years ago this month, Prince Joachim of Prussia, the sixth and youngest son of Kaiser Wilhelm II, shot himself in his castle outside Potsd(...)
Controversial Glasnevin memorial wall vandalised again
- Irish News
- February 6, 2020, 02:53
Glasnevin’s necrology wall, unveiled in 2016 to remember all those who died during the Irish revolution, has been vandalised for a second time. Intr(...)
How the dearg-a-daol became Ireland’s most feared beetle
- October 19, 2019, 06:00
It poses so well for the camera – tail cocked up, dark jaws agape. In the pictures offered to Eye on Nature this month, Ocypus olens has never looked (...)
Oh god! How many of Ireland’s deities can you name?
- August 2, 2019, 18:11
Met Éireann asked the public this week to submit suggestions for names for next season’s storms. The last such call-out resulted in thousands of entri(...)
Fintan O’Toole: Irish blood, English heart – and white skin?
- June 4, 2019, 05:00
On either side of the accession to power of Margaret Thatcher, two great songs acted as harbingers of the long, slow death of the British state. Both (...)
Inside Politics - Susan McKay on the lives of northern Protestants: "It's a full-blown crisis within Unionism"
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