Lone crusader: David Thornley and the intellectuals Edward Thornley (Ashfield Press, €21.50) ISBN 9789068798   The premature death of David Thornley in June 1978 deprived Ireland of a significant intellectual […]

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The men will talk to me: Kerry interviews by Ernie O’Malley Cormac K.H. O’Malley and Tim Horgan (eds) (Mercier Press, €19.99) ISBN 9781856359528   The title of this collection conveys […]

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Murphy’s later years were mainly spent in combating partition and conscription. The redoubtable lord mayor of Dublin (1917–24) Laurence O’Neill, a supporter of Larkin, described Murphy as the outstanding personality […]

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Sir,—I write to register some disagreement with Daniel Downer’s article ‘Irish attitudes to slavery during the American Civil War’ (HI 21.3, May/June 2013). First, the argument is somewhat of a […]

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Sir,—Your editorial (HI 21.2, March/April 2013) on Pope Benedict XVI was factually incorrect, unbalanced and more of an emotional rant than a reflective opinion piece. What evidence is there that […]

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