Readers who profited from Micheál Ó Siochrú’s article on Oliver Cromwell in the Sept./Oct. 2008 issue or from the book from which it is drawn—God’s executioner: Oliver Cromwell and the […]

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Hunger Director: Steve McQueen by Laurence McKeown I met Steve McQueen and Enda Walsh (writer) when they were in the initial stages of writing the screenplay. The meeting took place […]

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John Horne (ed.) (Royal Irish Academy, €30/£25) ISBN 9781904890508 Thomas Davis Lectures, RTÉ Radio 1, 10 Nov. 2008–12 Jan. 2009 www.rte.ie/radio1/ourwar The combined authority of the Royal Irish Academy (RIA) […]

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‘The GAA is really our stamp, it’s the rural man’s stamp. It says who he is, what you stand for, where your spirit comes from, ’tis your freedom, you know.’ […]

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The year 1849 was a year of portents. Some, such as the reappearance of the potato blight in May or the record number of evictions (13,384), were harbingers of the […]

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