Sir,—I am writing to you, and to others involved in Irish local history and genealogy, out of sheer desperation and frustration! I am hoping that in your professional position you […]

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September   14 1911 Canon James McDyer, priest and community leader associated with Glencolmcille, Co. Donegal, born in Kilraine, Glenties, Co. Donegal.   16 1941 Sixteen Irish soldiers were killed […]

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Why doesn’t the Vatican City, a sovereign state, represented at the United Nations, have a football team? After all, other European micro-states—Liechtenstein, the Faroe Islands (in Ireland’s qualifying group for […]

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Sir,—Bookworm (HI 19.4, July/August 2011) states that Cearbhall Ó Dálaigh was the only president of Ireland to resign from office. Not so; Mary Robinson also resigned her office in 1997 […]

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Sir,—I’m delighted to see some work being done on the role of navies in Irish history. You and Elaine Murphy are to be congratulated on highlighting a much-neglected topic (‘“Pirates […]

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