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If walls could talk...

You can pass by many buildings in Dublin city without realising that they once held significance.  This is the case with 10a Aungier Street on the city’s southside. 558 more words


Irish Volunteers marching to O'Donovan Rossa funeral

A photograph in the Florence O’Donoghue papers held at the National Library of Ireland depicts a group of marching Irish Volunteers on their way to what would become a momentous point in the pre-1916 Rising period – the funeral of Fenian Jeremiah O’Donovan Rossa. 99 more words


“To my fellow prisoners”

Born in Cork on December 17 1889, Richard “Dick” Barrett is a little known historical figure. Close friends with Michael Collins and Sean Hayes, Barrett trained as a national school teacher in Waterford and found work in Cork. 157 more words


JCS Statement on 29th Annual James Connolly Commemoration

The 29th annual James Connolly commemoration will be held in Edinburgh’s Cowgate on Saturday 6th June at 1pm. This event is held on the same weekend (the nearest Saturday to Connolly’s birth in the city) every year. 645 more words

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The UK general election part 3: sectarianism and democracy

In the final post on the UK general election I want to look at the results from my own little polity and the political slum that is Northern Ireland.  1,774 more words

Northern Ireland

The IRA and Nazism

I recently came across the following quote from Gerry Adams, justifying the IRA’s murder of Lord Louis Mountbatten (along with a 14-year-old boy, a 15-year-old boy and an 83-year-old woman) in Sligo in 1979: 347 more words


Introducing John Milton: Republican and Poet (1608-1674)

John Milton is one of the major figures in the history of English literature. His poetry, particularly but certainly not only his epic Paradise Lost, has conditioned all of English literature since his own time. 1,036 more words