Sir,—With the centenary of the 1916 Rising due in April 2016 and less than three months later that of the Battle of the Somme, now is the time to decide […]

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Sir,—Jim Smyth’s article on Brendan Behan’s MI5 file (HI 22.6, Nov./Dec. 2014) suggests that Brendan, from an early age, had anti-Nazi and pro-USSR sentiments that he retained through the frostiest […]

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Sir,—In his article on John Adair (HI 22.6, Nov./Dec. 2014), Raymond Blair rightly draws attention to the value of the Maquay diaries in the British Institute of Florence. But do […]

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Sir,—I was disappointed, but not surprised, to learn that after years of neglect the Kilmichael site has been vandalised through public funds. Padraig Óg Ó Ruairc (HI 22.6, Nov./Dec. 2014, […]

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Recent public critiques of the Irish revolutionary tradition have been recurring rather than new, and have always been bound up with questions of how Irish history ‘ought’ to be remembered. […]

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