‘Trampling the rights of a free people’: Coercion in Nineteenth Century Ireland

Suspects arrested under the Coercion Act 1881 at Roscommon. By John Dorney According to the Republican historian Dorothy MacArdle, in the 19th century Ireland was governed, ‘almost continuously since the Act of Union’ by Coercion Acts, which ‘made every expression of national feeling a crime’.[1] She quoted the Liberal politician Continue Reading

“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