George Orwell once remarked that the best book to read while ill in bed is a dictionary. He would surely have approved, then, of the publication by Gill and Macmillan […]

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National Photographic Archive, Meeting House Square, Temple Bar, Dublin, until 29 May 2004. by Tony Canavan   Today, when many exhibitions present a multimedia, interactive experience, this one stands out […]

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BBC Northern Ireland King Billy (Olivia Nash), 28 January The Plantation (Jimmy McAleavy), 4 February St Patrick (Ian Kirk-Smith), 11 February by Eamon O’Flaherty   ‘You thought you knew . […]

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FIELD, William (1843–1935), nationalist politician and businessman, was born in Blackrock, Co. Dublin, son of John Field, victualler, and Grace Field (née Byrne). He became politically active in the Amnesty […]

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The tiny village in Hainaut slumbers in the morning sun. Once a great battle was fought in Fontenoy. Thousands of soldiers died here on 11 May 1745. Some of the […]

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