May   11 1971 Seán Lemass, revolutionary, founding member of Fianna Fáil (1926) and taoiseach (1959–66), died.   13 198 Peadar O’Donnell (93), revolutionary, agitator and novelist, died.   15 […]

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We in Ireland pride ourselves on the fact that our history ‘lives’, that the old and the new can often be found happily coexisting. On a fine October day in […]

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In a magnanimous gesture to our nearest neighbours, having recently inflicted morale-sapping defeats in both rugby and cricket (once regarded as ‘foreign games’ in some quarters), the Irish government has […]

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Sir,—Stephanie Rains’ excellent article on ‘The politics of “native” village exhibitions’ (HI 19.2, March/April 2011) prompted me to look again at some old Edwardian postcards that I inherited many years […]

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Sir,—I greatly enjoyed Éamonn Ó Ciardha’s article on Jacobite jailbreakers and jailbirds (HI 19.2, March/April 2011). However, one small point of Polish history needs correction. James (Jakub) Sobieski, the father […]

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