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“The women who died for Ireland” – Cumann na mBan fatalities in the War of Independence & Civil War –

Constance Markievicz in Citizen Army uniform. She was the first woman elected to the British or Irish parliaments in 1918. By Pádraig Óg Ó Ruairc   Twenty Nineteen marks the centenary of the appointment of Constance Markievicz as Minister for Labour in Dáil Éireann. This was a remarkable event in Continue Reading

1888: An American Journalist in Ireland Meets Michael Davitt & Arthur Balfour

William Henry Hurlbert, the American journalist who wrote ‘Ireland under Coercion’. By Mark Holan American journalist William Henry Hurlbert traveled to Ireland in 1888 to report on “the social and economical conditions of the Irish people as affected by the revolutionary forces which are now at work in the country.”[1] Continue Reading