Sir,—I wish to comment on Joseph E.A. Connell Jr’s ‘Force-feeding of prisoners and hunger strikes’ (HI 26.1, Jan./Feb. 2018). Of course, the article represents another fine contribution from Dr Connell, […]

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By Joe Culley Breasal Ó Caollaí, Niall O’Hagan and Ken Finlay (eds), The last voyage of the Leinster: remembering the Dún Laoghaire and Holyhead mailboat (Leinster Centenary Committee, €15 hb, […]

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Sir,—In 2016, Sir Bob Geldof stated that the men of 1916 were the same as Muslim Jihadis. At about the same time, an eminent, well-respected British journalist reinforced this view. […]

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Sir,—I appreciate History Ireland’s accolade in choosing the collected writings of Hanna Sheehy Skeffington as the ‘Big Book’ review for January/February 2018 (HI 26.1). I was very glad to see […]

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By Bernadette Cunningham Who is the most famous person in Irish history? We all know about ‘lies, damned lies and statistics’, so how can we compare the renown of various […]

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