Samuel Adams

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Former US president John F Kennedy: “The informing spirit of the American character has always been a deep religious sense.” Photograph: JFK Library/National Archives/Reuters

July 4th is a religious holiday. For this insight, thank John F Kennedy. On July 4, 1946, Kennedy – then 29 years old, the Democratic nominee for a Ma(...)

Gabriel Doherty of the School of History at UCC said that there has been an unfortunate tendency to take individual sentences, phrases and concepts from the Proclamation out of the text and interpret them as representative of the whole document. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Easter Rising Proclamation should be considered in its entirety and not parsed into its constituent parts if it is to be viewed as the foundationa(...)