Albert Power’s bust of Terence MacSwiney (1879–1920). By Síghle Bhreathnach-Lynch On 26 October 1920 the Freeman’s Journal devoted its front page to the Sinn Féin lord mayor of Cork, Terence […]

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A moment in modernism’s development in Ireland. By Brian Trench In April 1926 writers Liam O’Flaherty (front cover) and Francis MacManus debated the role of religion in Irish culture. O’Flaherty […]

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Irish neutrality in the Second World War. By John Gibney and Michael Kennedy In September 1939 the Second World War began, and in Ireland the ‘Emergency’ commenced. The common use […]

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In this ‘decade of commemorations’, it is worth reflecting on Ireland’s long, contentious yet colourful history of commemorations and the role that flags and emblems have played throughout it. By […]

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John Stahl’s Parnell (1937). By Tony Tracy Prior to Michael Collins (1996), one has to go back over half a century to find a Hollywood-funded drama dealing with an Irish […]

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