In The Current Issue-backup-2024

REGULARS

From the Editor

HISTORY IN THE NEWS:
The Kerlogue rescue, December 1943
Fran O’Rourke
Early medieval Ireland at the Edward Worth Library, Dublin
Elizabethanne Boran
ON THIS DAY
Aodhán Crealey

BITE-SIZED HISTORY:
By Donal Fallon

LETTERS:
John King, John Noone and John Alderdice
Pearse on Tone
Daniel O’Connell in The House of Commons, 1833
Palestine and the Decade of Centenaries

PLATFORM:
A Catholic cathedral for Dublin?
By Diarmaid Ferriter

KINDRED LINES:
Jewish records
By Fiona Fitzsimons

GEMS OF ARCHITECTURE:
Birr Castle, Co. Offaly
By Damian Murphy

ARTEFACTS:
Last of the Wild Geese
By Lar Joye

IFI FILM EYE:
Guinness is good for you
By Saskia Vermeulen

LOCAL ARCHIVES:
Travelling the turnpikes— early toll-road records
By Karen de Lacey

100 YEARS AGO:
Ernest Blythe cuts the old-age pension
By Joseph E.A. Connell Jr

Reviews

SEEN ON TV:
Andrew Trimble: for Ulster and Ireland
By Sylvie Kleinman

WHAT’S ON STAGE:
John B. Keane’s Sive—exposing Irish society
By Fiona Brennan

MUSEUM EYE:
Self-Determination: A Global Perspective, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Royal Hospital, Kilmainham
By Donal Fallon

Bookworm:
By Daragh Fitzgerald

The Big Book:
Ohlmeyer, Making empire: Ireland, imperialism and the early modern world
By Hiram Morgan

Book Reviews:
Fenlon and Maguire (eds), Merchants and magnates in early modern Kilkenny
By Eoin Swithin Walsh
Howlin, Barristers in Ireland: an evolving profession since 1921
By James Meighan
Hanley, Workers, politics and labour relations in independent Ireland, 1922–46
By Brian Girvin
Traynor, General Eoin O’Duffy: the political life of an Irish firebrand
By Brian Hanley

Features

EDUCATION:
Thomas Orde-Powlett (1746– 1807)—a snapshot of his education plan for Ireland
By Tony Lyons

REPUTATIONS:
William Sharman Crawford and the revival of Ulster radicalism
By Peter Gray

POLITICS:
The 1865 County Louth general election and the intervention of a dabbler
By Brian Hopkins

LITERATURE:
Ulysses as history
By Daniel Mulhall

CULTURAL REVIVAL:
Antiquarians on the Hill of Uisneach
By Angus Mitchell

DIASPORA I:
Desmond Greaves and the Connolly Association’s three marches across England, 1961–2
By Michael Quinn

DIASPORA II:
The Irish in Britain—the impact of the Troubles
By Brian Harvey

RACE:
Ireland and ‘whiteness’ since independence
By Van Gosse

AVIATION:
The first government jet(s)
By Peter Connolly



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