Thomas Paine

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Portrait of Daniel O’Connell. Photograph: Getty Images

I remember coming home from primary school after a lesson on Daniel O’Connell and his monster political meetings. We were told that when the British a(...)

Cliffe Bonfire Society smugglers at The Dorset, Lewes. Photograph: John Fleming

The moon hangs over John Harvey’s Brewery, a lunar beer mat for the pints of Dark and Old and Best ale served everywhere in the chalk-cliff-flanked So(...)

In simple terms, a universal basic income (UBI) is an income which is provided without conditions to every adult and child

There’s nothing new about the concept; as long ago as 1797 political activist Thomas Paine proposed it in his pamphlet Agrarian Justice. However in r(...)

There are plenty of examples of the state gifting its citizens, via grants or mechanisms like the bike-to-work scheme

There is wide consensus that Ireland’s system of higher education is under-resourced – and that its funding model requires a radical overhaul. There (...)

Roger Casement and John Devoy. The Clan Na Gael wrote “the serial and ill informed men who write the editorials have been airing their ignorance this week over ‘riots started by a Sinn Féin mob in Dublin’.”

On August 20th, 1916 Joyce Kilmer, the poet and journalist, interviewed Moira Regan, whom he described as a “slight gray-eyed girl with a charming fla(...)

Sheep in the Mourne mountains

I went to visit Little Lotus last week. It was late in the evening, and she was at supper with her partner and child. As I came in the door they we(...)

 Hundreds gather to protest on the streets of Enniskillen during the 39th G8 summit at Lough Erne Golf Resort in Northern Ireland. Photograph: Photocall

Outside the library in Enniskillen a couple of thousand people, some connected to trade unions, left-wing political parties and environmental groups, (...)