An ambitious scheme to build a ‘New Geneva’ on the Waterford coast in 1782 attracted a number of Swiss exiles, but ultimately floundered. By Isadore Ryan The story starts during […]

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By Fiona Fitzsimons There is a point that every family historian reaches when, having exhausted all the documentary evidence, s/he draws a line under research. In this last decade medical […]

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Netflix, 2016–17 By John Gibney Does the British head of state sit down to watch The Crown? What was interpreted as an exceptionally subtle reference in Queen Elizabeth II’s annual […]

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The Irishwoman who became the first female lord mayor of Manchester almost 70 years ago. By Arnold Horner Born in 1877, Mary Latchford Jones grew up in an upwardly mobile […]

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Setting the record straight on institutional abuse. By Catriona Crowe Ireland has been convulsed over the last 30 years by revelations of the abuse of women and children in institutions […]

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