Today is the 99th Anniversary of the ambush against British Army “Auxiliaries” from Macroom at Kilmichael near Dunmanway in West Cork. One week after Bloody Sunday in 1920 when the British Army and RIC...
John Fitzgerald Kennedy, the 35th president of the United States, was assassinated 56 years ago today while travelling through Dallas, Texas, in an open-top convertible on the 22nd November 1963. Nowhere was the...
Rupert Brooke Rupert Chawner Brooke was an English poet known for his idealistic war sonnets written during the First World War, especially “The Soldier”. He was also known for his boyish good looks, which...
Armistice Day and the wearing of the poppy have always created difficulty for Irish people, a difficulty which echoes the cathartic schism which occurred in Ireland from 1914 to 1918, the years of...
Today Britain joyously celebrates the sectarian evisceration of a War Veteran disillusioned by broken promises. Some would say we need more people like Guido, who was only trying to improve Parliament and...
We won’t see his like again is a well worn cliché but it is true in Ireland today when we think of the broadcaster everybody knew as Gaybo who both documented and precipitated much...
As millions of children and adults participate in the fun of Halloween on the night of October 31st, few will be aware of its ancient Celtic roots in the Samhain (Samain) festival. In...
A 16-year-old musician has become a viral sensation after she spontaneously sang alongside a famous pianist at Tottenham Court Road station. Elicia Palmer has been flooded with praise from around the world after footage...
200 years ago today, on a field in Manchester, the industrial working class staged its first mass act of political resistance. The outcome changed the world. As once again in Britain workers rights...
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