Tag: History

Rose Dugdale: The Life of an Irish 68er

Seán O'Driscoll's riveting account of British aristocrat Rose Dugdale's topsy turvy life resembles a Monty Python thriller. Here is a niece of Oswald Mosley, a member of Britain's ruling elite, who had once prostrated herself in front of their Queen,...

/ 01/12/2022

Violet Gibson: Left Revisionism Enters Silly Season

The scrapping of the historic barrel rang out across Merrion Square yesterday with an unveiling of a plaque to Violet Gibson, an oddball Anglo-Irish schizophrenic who failed to assassinate Benito Mussolini in 1926. Born to the well heeled Baron of...

/ 21/10/2022

Ireland’s Greatest Moments: An Alternative to the Newstalk Dribble

As Ireland’s Decade of Centenaries (2012 – 2022) comes to an end, the enlightened Newstalk team have drafted a list of Ireland’s “greatest moments” throughout the past 100 years. The following 20 bullet points have undoubtedly been deliberated upon for...

/ 20/10/2022

The Irish Rally: Gaelic Ireland’s Medieval Fightback-Eoin MacNeill 1919

The following are tracts taken from the 1919 work Phases in Irish History by Eoin MacNeil courtesy of An Cartlann The most casual reader of Irish history knows that within a few centuries of the Norman invasion, the authority of...

/ 14/10/2022

Seán Mac Diarmada: The Rising’s Hidden Militant

“I say with every confidence that Tom Clarke’s person and Sean MacDiarmada’s energy and organising ability were the principle factors in creating a group and guiding events to make the Rising possible.” — Denis McCullough. For a period in Irish...

/ 29/08/2022

Griffith We Hardly Knew Ye

Betwixt the Marxian left pinning him down as an Irish Scrooge and a revisionist Fine Gael trying their best to bask in the shadow of Mick Collins, Arthur Griffith has fallen in between the gearbox of Irish public memory. With...

/ 20/08/2022

A Marginal Understanding : Why Left Republican Analysis of the Irish Right Flops

When reading about the emergence of the ‘far-right’ in Irish political journalism and opinion pieces, one is left feeling like they’re in the film Groundhog Day.  Generally, a quick once over a few Wikipedia pages serves as the research basis...

/ 20/07/2022

What to do with Seán Russell?

Leo Varadkar is correct. We do need conversations about the statue of Seán Russell, the vandalism of the Booterstown plaque to Kevin O'Higgins, the vandals' Glasnevin victory, the Nenagh and Drumcondra monuments to rapist Martin Hogan, the statues in Crossmaglen,...

/ 20/03/2022

Globo-Homo Dublin: An A-Z Guide

"The bus for town left days ago...Damn them that brought me here" —The For Carnation, A Tribute To Introduction Preliminary note: for those unacquainted with the Fair City, please watch this video as a primer. An aeon ago, as a...

/ 15/03/2022

Fenians in the Transvaal: The Forgotten Irish of the Boer War

They were both people to whom the spirit of nationality had found strong manifestation, who had stood out even to the death against attempts to break their national independence. .. . They had both been through the fire of war...

/ 18/01/2022