The Australian Irish community in Sydney celebrated the St Brigid’s Day Festival this year with readings, music performances and poetry on the saint’s day (1 February), followed the next day […]

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Newstalk 106:https://www.newstalk.com/documentary-and-drama-on-newstalk/history-residence-documentary-newstalk-947108 The Emergency: creative freedom in wartime Dublin BBC Radio 3: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000djfh 19 January 2020   By John Gibney Coincidentally, on Sunday 19 January two different radio stations broadcast […]

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‘I do not hesitate to say that a more impudent claim was never successfully foisted on the authorities and the public.’ By Conleth Manning In 1815 certain members of the […]

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Dominic Behan’s ‘Come Out Ye Black and Tans’. By Michael Halpenny It’s not every historical debate that comes with its own ready-made soundtrack. This one came with the defiant beat […]

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By Fiona Fitzsimons Between 1697 and 1749 the Irish parliament passed a series of acts to restrict interfaith marriages. The laws were squarely aimed at the ‘political nation’—those who owned […]

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