I am very pleased to have been invited to mark here in the Reform Club the 150th anniversary of the death of Daniel O’Connell. It is an institution, after all, […]

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In one of his rare appearances in contemporary Irish culture, Edmund Burke surfaces as a footnote to one of the more poignant refrains in Brian Friel’s classic play, Philadelphia, Here […]

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In May 1488 Henry VII pardoned thirty-three Irish magnates for having allegedly provided support for the ill-fated Lambert Simnel conspiracy which had threatened the throne in favour of the Yorkists […]

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DS:    How do you come to have such an interesting name as de Courcy Ireland? JDCI:    I don’t actually know the full story. The de Courcys were, of course, a […]

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This issue of History Ireland touches on some aspects of Ireland’s connection with Germany and the German-speaking parts of Europe. It came about by accident. The editors received a number […]

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