Ireland is shaped like a pancake if a 1468 map is to be believed. Drawn by Italian cartographer Grazioso Benincasa, it has 57 identifiable modern place-names, such as Porto Rosso […]

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January 8 Thur 8pm Mount Merrion Historical Society, Community Centre, North Avenue. Monkstown–Dún Laoghaire, Tom Conlon. Adm. ?4/?2 student. 9 Fri 8pm Military History Society of Ireland, Griffith College, South […]

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In the early twentieth century, the newspapers they read defined Irish people. The Anglo-Irish establishment read the Irish Unionist Irish Times. When the Irish Parliamentary Party (IPP) split over Parnell’s […]

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ANDREW SANDERS Edinburgh University Press €14.25 ISBN 9780748641123 Despite a title with a very contemporary resonance, Andrew Sanders’s book is actually a history of Irish republicanism from the 1960s to […]

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DONAL FALLON New Island €14.99 ISBN 9781848403260 When the Berlin Wall was attacked and conquered by an agitated mob in 1989, it was followed quickly by the tearing down of […]

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