ROBERT McLAUGHLIN University of Toronto Press CAN$29.95 ISBN 9781442610972 Any book on the Irish that begins with the 1998 peace talks in the North and ends with a reminder about […]

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ANDY BIELENBERG and RAYMOND RYAN Routledge £85 ISBN 9780415566940 This is a very comprehensive and hugely satisfying survey of its subject-matter. It begins with British prime minister Lloyd George’s last-minute […]

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GEMMA CLARK Cambridge University Press £72 ISBN 9781107036895 In this decade of commemorations, it is interesting but not surprising that the Irish Civil War has been excluded from the events […]

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I gaze as I write at two photographs, presented to me by their subjects’ grandchildren: one of Seán O’Casey’s sister Isabella (the ‘Ella’ of his semi-fictionalised autobiographies), and the other […]

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Inside less than three weeks 160 prisoners were tried by field general court martial. The trials took place in secret and none of the prisoners were represented by lawyers. Most […]

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