Since the Brexit referendum vote in the summer of 2016 the conservative and right-wing press in the United Kingdom has been at the forefront of
When you find yourself in agreement with Danny Healy-Rae, the maverick independent TD from Kerry, you know that your day has taken an unexpected turn.
There is a somewhat pessimistic belief among some Irish revolutionary republicans which can be best summed up as follows: “When it comes to Ireland the
Some of you may have already seen this wonderful drone footage by Kieran Baxter featuring the Caterthuns, a pair of large hill forts about one
When I was growing up my mother regaled me with many stories of her own childhood in West Cork, and one of those tales related
Two related stories about torture or more specifically the clinical nature of physical and psychological abuse when practiced by mature, Western democracies and their institutions.
An interesting talk by the veteran British historian and archaeologist Barry Cunliffe discussing the controversial “Celtic from the West” theory. Championed by a number of
In an article last year I highlighting some new research into the suspected Bronze Age battlefield site of Tollense, a river valley in northern Germany where
Judging by the emails and messages I’m still receiving, my article at the start of the month criticising the supposedly “constitutional” foundations of the Irish
At the weekend I was interviewed by a metropolitan American journalist doing some background research into Brexit and the possible (or likely) impact it will
By the start of June of 1922, Michael Collins, Arthur Griffith and Richard Mulcahy had established themselves as the chief leaders of a breakaway faction
As I’m sure most readers are aware, Theresa May’s Conservative Party has formed a backdoor-coalition with Arlene Foster’s Democratic Unionist Party following this morning’s humiliating
The monumental landscape around Teamhair na Rí or the Hill of Tara in County Meath features several springs closely associated with stories and traditions from
I’m a huge fan of the late Italian director Sergio Leone, the inventor of the Spaghetti Western, a broad sub-genre of Western-style films which emerged in the
The complex, never quite complete tales of the couple, Beren and Lúthien, date to 1917 and the earliest writing of the author JRR Tolkien, and
There’s nothing that I enjoy more than a good, swear-filled rant at the idiocy around me. As regular readers may have noticed from time to
There is an old joke from the UK-administered north-east of Ireland, one that has a great deal of truth behind it. During the so-called Troubles, the thirty
In a recent discussion stemming from an article examining the mysterious – and unprecedented – pro-Brexit campaign donations gifted to the Democratic Unionist Party last year, I made
If the political and media establishments were hesitant or fearful of last year’s centenary of the 1916 Easter Rising, its likely that this will pale into
One of the lesser discussed aspects of the cultural republicanism which fueled the early 20th century Irish Revolution was the environmental interests and concerns of
With the United Kingdom’s right-wing press whipping itself up into a frenzy over the alleged sympathy of Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn for the Irish
Over the last one hundred years the five-pointed red star has become a well known symbol of communism and some strands of socialism around the globe.