Tuesday, February 7, 2023

Mob and magistrates

Tom MinogueIN LOOKING for reasons why so many leaders of the Dunfermline community had sympathy with the prisoner Alexander Black it is worth noting something the Lord Justice Clerk, Lord Hope, identified. He stated: “That the magistrates...

Challenging myths

Tom MinogueEVEN a quick scan of the indictments exposes the myth perpetuated in some press reports of the trial that this was an Irish navvy riot. It wasn’t. No Irishmen were charged with Mobbing and Rioting. The...
Tom MinogueFROM an interest in Andrew Carnegie I knew of the Meal Riots of the late 18th century. I knew a little of the aims of the Chartists, which Carnegie’s father and other radical relatives, uncles, Tom...
Dr Niall WhelahanRENT in Ireland have soared in the past decade. In Dublin they are now almost double what they were ten years ago, and outside of the capital they are also rising significantly, creating a rental...
IRISH dancing is an all-consuming pursuit with many involved in it devoting years of their life to it and nobody epitomises this more, perhaps, than five-time World Champion, Lord of the Dance original troupe member, teacher and...
LJ SextonI RECENTLY left Glasgow bound for Santiago de Compostela to walk the Camino Way… alone. Strictly speaking this journey began some years ago when I began to write my book, Sinead’s Way, about Sinead (45) who...
Speech, as delivered, by Consul General of Ireland in Edinburgh, Jane McCulloch at the unveiling of The Tower of Silence, July 25, 2021 A DHAOINE Uaisle, ladies and gentlemen, I would like to thank...
John Joe McGinley VINCENT Coll, was born on July 20, 1908 in the Irish speaking parish of Gweedore, a beautiful, but impoverished region of County Donegal. Gweedore was rich in beauty but lacking in opportunities and employment and its biggest...
John Joe McGinley ONE of the most successful Irish American crime bosses in the history of Chicago was James Patrick O’Leary, whose criminal career arose from the ashes of the Great Chicago Fire of October 1871. James O’Leary (above) was born...
John Joe McGinley IRISH American Congressman John Morrissey, once told the US House of Representatives during a heated debate: "I have been a wharf rat, chicken thief, prize fighter, gambler and member of Congress, and if any gentleman on the...
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