‘Louis Werner is touring here, Mr Bloom said. O yes, we’ll have all topnobbers. J.C. Doyle and John MacCormack I hope and. The best, in fact.’ (James Joyce, Ulysses) By […]

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A New Zealand perspective on the Easter Rising. By Rory Sweetman Jack Garland was an orderly with the New Zealand Medical Corps attached to the hospital ship Marama during the […]

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Themes in Irish politics that have recurred over nine decades. By James McNaney ‘Sinn Fein is not a normal political party.’ When Leo Varadkar said this during the recent general […]

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A Joycean critique of The resurrection of Hungary? By Martin Greene In the ‘Cyclops’ episode of Ulysses, Leopold Bloom, a Dubliner of Hungarian-Jewish descent, has an unpleasant encounter in Barney […]

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By Fiona Fitzsimons Between 1840 and 1853 vaccination acts introduced free, compulsory immunisation against smallpox in England and Wales. Similar laws for Ireland were enacted in 1863. The Compulsory Vaccination […]

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