Thady McMahon, Eugene O’Curry and singing beggars in mid-nineteenth-century Dublin. By Ciarán McCabe In November 1852 a 60-year-old blind beggar named Thady McMahon was arrested and detained in Dublin city […]

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Walter Devereux, first earl of Essex, and the failure of plantation in Elizabethan Ulster, c. 1573–6. By David Heffernan Walter Devereux, first earl of Essex, was a paradoxical figure. When […]

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On the challenges of writing (yet another) biography of ‘the Chief’. By David McCullagh In 2010, shortly after the publication of my biography of John A. Costello, I was asked […]

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The worst single episode of loss of life suffered by the Irish Defence Forces since the Civil War.  By Terence O’Reilly By September 1941 the Second World War had been […]

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The Irishman who made the first successful east–west flight across the Atlantic in April 1928. By Teddy Fennelly The First World War hastened the advancement of aircraft technology. From its […]

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