Amid population expansion and ageing, the focus should lie on intelligent vision and policies tailored not to the electoral cycle, but to long-term societal welfare
Diarmaid Ferriter columns
No systematic, national tabulation of death toll has been undertaken in past century
Host communities have always faced the challenges of acceptance and integration, particularly at times of strained resources, but it is still imperative to empathise with the vulnerability of those in limbo
It requires semantic somersaults to claim that the British air defence deal can’t be discussed as a “matter of national security”
There is considerable debate among historians over whether Charles Trevelyan was culpable for the Famine at all
Farmers have mobilised for years around the theme of rural neglect. Any new rural political party has to offer something more than simply 'opposite to the Greens'
It would be naive to assume a truth commission would only hear the ‘truth’, but trying to find out what happened to loved ones remains critical to the bereaved.
For many of the 32 million Americans who claim Irish ancestry, that identity is becoming more marginal
Institutionalising two tribes and structuring power sharing accordingly is seen by many as flaw of accord
Cumann na mBan member fought in the Rising and joined the National Army but met only humiliation and derision in her failed effort to secure a military pension
Landlord as villain became embedded in the folk tradition; the growing desperation of 21st century tenants and would-be owners is likely to sink this Government
The Irish-American framework is now built around broader international problems
Alan Titley is bringing out a new version of the epic story which ‘has gripped the attention of Ireland for centuries long’
Advisory group recommends solemn, inclusive, stand-alone commemoration for Civil War
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