Joseph Plunkett was the primary planner of the Rising, and the objective was that the Volunteers and Citizen Army would seize strategic buildings throughout Dublin in order to cordon off […]

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In his memoir Rebellions, Tom Dunne gives what I suspect is the enduring image of T. Desmond Williams (1921–87), professor of modern history in UCD for nearly 40 years, for […]

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This is an important book, which bypasses polemics for and against the Irish Parliamentary Party (IPP) under John Redmond’s leadership from 1900 to 1915, before the Rising. The focus is […]

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In these days of steel, concrete and plastic we have forgotten what a fundamental raw mat-erial timber once was. It was crucial to shipbuilding until the first iron-hulled vessels of […]

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Iohannes Scotus Eriugena was one of the most fascinating characters of the Middle Ages and Eoghan Mac Aogáin has been able to transmit his charm. His book creates a very […]

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