Monthly Archives: April 2015

Class acts – The Irish Sisters who helped bring Communism to the World

Friedrich Engels’s name will forever be associated with that of Karl Marx. Together, they would write The Communist Manifesto, and in doing so would change the world. There’s a saying that behind every good man is a great woman — well, … Continue reading

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Gallipoli’s Breakfast of Champions

It’s almost one hundred years ago to the day that a disastrous invasion plan was put into effect which would lead to eight months of horror, the deaths of 145,000 men and the complete failure of the enterprise. The idea … Continue reading

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Lozen, the Warrior Woman

AS a boy, I remember looking longingly through the window of Turner’s shop on Aughrim Street and wishing I had more in my pocket than the 50p that nestled there. Turner’s was our special shop, the place we went to … Continue reading

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