Yet across the gulf of space, minds that are to our minds as ours are to those of the beasts that perish, intellects vast and cool and unsympathetic, regarded this earth with envious eyes, and slowly and surely drew their plans against us. 174 more words
Queen Elizabeth II, the British Commonwealth’s longest-serving monarch, turned 90 last week. Elizabeth has served as a figurehead for a plethora of the world’s people now for over 60 years, a symbol of solidarity in war, a symbol of tradition and the torch-bearer of an 800 year legacy. 289 more words
I have been fascinated by the history of the end of Empire and have read widely around this subject and sought out films that tread the same ground but I haven’t seen many plays where the conflict between colonial powers and the rise of national identity are explored. 295 more words
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The Colo Observing that the open and Abominable practice of Drunkness prevails in his Regt without the least Shame or Restraint to the Prejudice of Good order and Discipline he hereby Strictly forbids any Liquer to be Sold in the Hutts Belonging to the Regt.
Gerry Adams: "Micheál Martin could play a leadership role in the necessary process of making Irish unity a reality"
by Sinn Féin’s Gerry Adams from his Léargas blog
Micheál Martin is a man with a mission. To trample on the politics of those whose roots are in the radical republican tradition of Tone and Emmet and Pearse and Connolly and to rewrite Irish history in the image of a so-called constitutionalist revisionist republican narrative. 1,326 more words