I was astonished reading Terry Prone's contribution on the very flawed David Garrow essay on Martin Luther King in which very serious accusations are made. Insufficient health-warnings accompany the piece regarding the credibility of the information on which accusations are based.
When a Pulitzer prizewinning biographer produces evidence that one of the most admired men in history colluded in and even applauded a rape, it’s to be expected that the story will land on the front page of a major mainstream newspaper and create an international firestorm.
Tragically, the murder of young journalist and LGBT activist Lyra McKee may yet prove to be a watershed. It underlines the fragility of peace and the urgency for politicians on all sides to seize the initiative from those who have nothing to offer but despair and division.
Just as the Victoria Cross — though solely a British award — is recognised globally as the foremost recognition of valour in wartime so, too, the Nobel Peace Prize has gained international acceptance as the world’s most revered award for the advancement of human rights.
Cynics tend to dismiss the practice of holding Cabinet meetings outside Dublin as a “Cabinet Roadshow” yet there is little doubt that conducting government business in different locations across the country is welcomed by local communities and provides an opportunity to meet regional organisations and groups.
As riots erupted and smoke billowed from black neighbourhoods in the wake of Martin Luther King’s assassination, Robert F Kennedy met with black activists, politicians, and celebrities in a hotel suite ‘to tamp things down and divine what should come next,’ writes David Margolick in ‘The Promise and the Dream: The Untold Story of Martin Luther King, Jr and Robert F Kennedy’. In this excerpt, Margolick examines Kennedy’s response to the killing — and his belief that he, too, would die by an assassin’s hand.
The likelihood of a snap general election has moved a step closer after Fianna Fáil dramatically withdrew its support for the embattled Tánaiste, effectively ending its backing for the Government, writes .
An elegant playmaker, Paddy Kelly has retired from Gaelic football with one All-Ireland senior medal. But he wanted more and rather than look back, he is angry about Cork’s future and what he sees as apathy engulfing the county...