Local news in the aftermath of the 1916 Rising

April 13th - 19th, 1917 The Summer Time Act was reported as causing an extraordinary amount of annoyance, inconvenience and general confusion in County Tipperary....

Phoenix Miracle or Celtic Phoenix, Paddy never learns any lessons

If there really is a recovery, Paddy seems determined not to learn any lessons from the greed and stupidity that drove us to the...

Local News in the aftermath of the 1916 Rising

April 6th - 12th 1917 The names of D. Condon, Irish Guards (Mitchelstown) and Lance-Corporal E. Cashman, Munster Fusiliers (Rathcormac) were among those listed as...

Direct Provision – ‘A recipe for horrors’ that ‘infantilises adults and...

"I know I should be grateful," says "Kate" (not her real name) as she starts crying. "And I am. It's just…" She bursts into...

Local news in the aftermath of the 1916 Rising

March 30th - April 5th, 1917 Mr Coroner Rice, Solr., held an inquest at the Courthouse, Fermoy into the cause of death of Nellie Norris,...

Walking through Fermoy, the past is far away and yet very...

“Emily Helena (indecipherable) Daughter. But O for the touch of a vanish’d hand.” Another small gravestone still reads “Sacred to the memory of Jane, daughter...

Local news in the aftermath of the 1916 Rising

March 23rd-29th, 1917 At Fermoy Courthouse, Mr Edmond A. Rice, Deputy Coroner, held an inquiry into the death of Mr James Dinan, farmer, Chimney Field,...

But first we pause for the new-look Angelus

By Donal O’Keeffe “It’s six o’clock on RTÉ1 and we go shortly to Bryan Dobson and Sharon Ní Bheoláin for the Six One News, but...

Local news in the aftermath of the 1916 Rising

March 16th - 22nd, 1917 At Fermoy Sessions, Inspector Farrell, N.S.P.C.C., summoned William Ryan, labourer, residing near Kilworth, for cruelty to his child, aged nine...

The very least we can do is remember Cork’s Magdalene women

Last week I did something I’ve never done before. I lodged a planning objection. The development to which I objected is proposed for a dangerously-derelict property,...

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