I have some sympathy with those who argue that the teaching of Irish in our primary and secondary schools should be on the basis of continuous
Another track from Móglaí Bap, Mo Chara and DJ Próvaí, better known as the Irish rap trio Kneecap, featuring a very definite 1990’s hip hop vibe.
Thanks to the Trojan work of the veteran journalists Eamonn Mallie and Brian Rowan, we now know the sequence of events leading up to the
To her many critics, this afternoon’s statement by Arlene Foster provided further proof of her failings as a political leader, with the boss of the
She came, she saw, she fucked off home. That summed up yesterday’s visit by Theresa May, the United Kingdom’s crisis-prone prime minister, to her country’s
From the Belfast-based Irish rappers, Kneecap, comes this homage to party-time shenanigans, CEARTA, with lyrics by Mo Chara and Móglaí Bap. The Irish language magazine, Nós,
At the present moment in time, there are two national television networks broadcasting in the English language across Ireland. Their output ranges from the public
The Medieval text known as the Cogadh Gaeil ré Gaill or “War of the Irish with the Foreigners” describes the successful four-decade campaign by Brian Bóramha
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.
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
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
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
The percentage of children educated through the medium of the Irish language in primary schools across Ireland, excluding the Six Counties, currently stands at less
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
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.
As usual the unionist-leaning (or apologising) press in Ireland has pounced on a few questionable claims by Arlene Foster, leader of the Democratic Unionist Party, and
Conradh na Gaeilge, the prestigious Irish language advocacy organisation, has released a series of legislative proposals it believes will bring greater linguistic freedom and equality to the UK-administered
In simple terms, a crannóg is an artificial island of variable size and height, roughly circular or oval in shape, constructed on the bed of
While we are certainly right to decry the inherent hibernophobia of mainstream political unionism in Ireland, not to mention the United Kingdom’s continued support for a peculiar form
It’s sometimes difficult to remember that there is a distinction to be drawn between unionists as an ethno-national minority in Ireland and unionists as a political
When Martin McGuinness resigned as the deputy first minister in the power-sharing executive at Stormont, he blamed not only the malfeasance and bigotry of the Democratic
Concerns are growing that we may be witnessing a terminal collapse in the Belfast or Good Friday Agreement (GFA) of 1998, a series of binding accords between