Category Archives: History

Ireland and Northern Ireland: a Brief History

  Following the coverage and commemorations ¬†of the 1916 Easter Rising, I thought it worth going back and re-reading exactly what went on in Ireland at the start of the 20th century, a period whose effects are still in effect … Continue reading

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One Island, Two Teams

Rugby , hockey, and cricket have an all- Ireland team. Only the Commonwealth Games sees Northern Ireland compete on its own (and necessarily, since the Republic is not in the commonwealth), so why is football different?  In 1921, There weren’t … Continue reading

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Since tomorrow is the fourth of July, I thought it worth sharing the United States Declaration of Independence. It’s an interesting read, and it’s fairly clear that they really, really aren’t happy with the King of Great Britain. Enjoy! IN … Continue reading

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