One of the half-forgotten, or at least half-ignored, truths of our history is that those who took part in the 1916 Rising, especially in Dublin, were excoriated by the majority of their fellow citizens until British authorities decided to execute them, making them martyrs for their cause.
Tue, 15 Oct, 2019
It is lamentable that the Irish Defence Forces, who perceive themselves committed to the defence of our country, to liberal democracy, and to the rule of law (in times of crisis ) insist that they are descended from Oglaigh na hEireann — the group that staged the 1916 insurrection.
Thu, 09 Apr, 2015
AS the final Cabinet meeting of the Dáil term fades into the rear view mirror and a fearful country wonders how it will do without their guiding hands during the well-deserved two-month holiday TDs voted themselves, it is time to look back over the highs and lows of an eventful session.
Sat, 26 Jul, 2014