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Day 2- The Judiciary and the Oireachtas

Welcome to part 2 of my mapping the state blog. This is part of a series analysing the Irish State. Part 1 of the series focused on the formal framework of the government to read more click… 674 more words

The Abbey Theatre Destroyed by Fire

Fire destroys the Abbey Theatre in Dublin on July 17, 1951, with only the Peacock, a small experimental theatre in the ground floor of the main theatre surviving intact. 220 more words

Irish History

1919 – Éamon de Valera begins his tour of the USA to raise money and support for the IRA’s war against England.

Éamon de Valera, the American-born president of Ireland’s revolutionary government, was smuggled out of a war-torn country on an ocean liner and into the United States of America where he launched a whirlwind, coast-to-coast tour that brought crowds numbering in the hundreds of thousands onto the streets of several major American cities. 127 more words

Irish History

A long time coming: the formation of Ireland's new minority government

The formation of Ireland’s new government following February’s general election took more than two months. In this post John O’Dowd discusses the reasons for the delay, the role played by the President and the agreement that was eventually reached to allow Enda Kenny to be reappointed as Taoiseach at the head of a minority government. 2,427 more words