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‘I Feel Bould at All Times’: Irishness in Richard Brinsley Sheridan’s St Patrick’s Day and Pizarro
Richard Brinsley Sheridan’s most perceptive biographers have observed that, although Sheridan left his native Ireland shortly before his eighth birthday, never to return, he remained conscious and proud of his Irishness ‘to a degree that [was] … utterly baffling even to some of those closest to him’ for the rest of his life.
‘Ireland is the True Subject for the Irish’: Yeats’s Early Nationalist Overstatement
Yeats’ declaration that ‘Ireland is the true subject for the Irish’ is extremely bold, limiting ‘Irish’ literature to an almost singular concern. But what does Yeats mean by this alarming statement? – and does it stand up to scrutiny?
‘New’ Ireland and Pope Francis
‘While Pope Francis expressed contrition for the crimes committed by the
clergy, the consensus is that he did not go far enough in terms of outlining the
steps he intends to take to ensure that abuse is eradicated from the church’.
These words were central to an editorial which appeared in the Irish edition
of The Sunday Times on Sunday, 2 September.
‘Nobody Will Ever Remember It’: An Oral History of the Contribution of the Teaching Religious in Ireland (1)
This article seeks to review the contribution of teaching religious (sisters, priests and brothers) to schooling in Ireland between the 1940s and late 1970s, and principally employs the oral testimony of those who were taught by, and later taught with or as, members of religious congregations.
‘The English Language Belongs to Us?’
It was hardly headline-grabbing news, but some of us found a certain interest in the report, late in 2019, that the society or group dedicated to preserving the apostrophe had decided to abandon their efforts.
A Changed Approach to Diplomacy: The Department of Foreign Affairs Then and Now
Gearóid Ó Clérigh
The Department of Foreign Affairs, headquartered in Dublin, has improved in recent decades beyond all telling, since – if not due to – my retirement on Christmas Eve, 1995.
A Persistent Interest in the Other: Gerry McDonnell’s Writings on Irish Jews
For the past five years, sponsored by an annual grant awarded to my Providence synagogue, Congregation Beth Shalom, I have interviewed and photographed members of Jewish communities in different parts of the world, afterward sharing my experiences in Rhode Island and with readers elsewhere.
A Pope on a Neoliberal Island
It is a year since Pope Francis visited Ireland. Various explanations can be offered for the relatively small numbers who attended the official ceremonies, although it should be remembered that these events represented the largest public gatherings anywhere in the state last year.