“The owner of the shadow is my mother.” – Sachiko Ochi The atomic bombs that were dropped on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki encapsulate one of the darkest periods in human history. exemplifying humankind’s ability to inflict the most heinous of crimes on one another. The complete capitulation […]

“War brings circumstances with it that changes our normal concepts of morality. It’s a tough, dirty business, caused in the first instance by the filth of corruption.” – Dessie O’Hare Dessie ‘The Border Fox’ O’Hare was, for a time, the most wanted man in Ireland. Bestowed on O’Hare by the […]

“He will also be remembered as a major influence in drawing loyalism away from sectarian strife” – Gerry Kelly There were many key but controversial figures who featured throughout the Troubles in Northern Ireland on both sides of the conflict. On the Republican side, there was Gerry Adams, Martin McGuinness, […]

The Price sisters are two of the most famous female republicans in Irish history. Dolours is the more well-known of the two because of inflammatory comments she made about Gerry Adams and the death of Jean McConville in interviews before her death. The focus this month however – in  a […]

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