Together, the Catholic Church and Fianna Fail held up Irish life. Filling a crucial gap in the literature, M. McCabe examines their relationship at the birth of the modern Irish state. The result is a study of rhetoric giving way to pragmatism.
In Ireland in the 1950s, the newsreels were the only visual news medium available to all sections of the public. This book describes how the newsreels depicted the Irish as violent, insular, and backward, as well as enterprising, plucky and an asset to Britain; depending on the political climate.
Elsie Henry’s diaries from are a personal record of wartime life in Ireland. It is both a detailed narrative from a female perspective of this turbulent period in Irish history, and the personal work of a talented writer.
In Belfast was granted its Royal Charter as a borough.Three hundred years later, Belfast was a city of international importance. Focusing on the people of the city, this book reveals the rich and varied experiences of life in the emerging city.
Tom Clarke was the architect of the 1916 Rising, one of the most important events in Irish history. However, relatively little is known about him. Clarke is here brought to life through the letters he wrote to family and friends over a seventeen-year period.