Rough Diplomacy


Éamon de Valera:  Man of Mystery

De Valera under arrest by British troops following the Rising. By Robert Schmuhl, Contributor February / March 2016 Éamon de Valera, the dominant political figure of Ireland’s 20th century, was an enigmatic figure to the end of his life.    Éamon de Valera was sentenced to death for his…

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The Troubles

Whether it’s in the Middle East conflicts , crime ridden American cities, or the tension by the two Koreas, the efforts to quell the violence always use  North Ireland as an example. That being said, North Ireland is treading that peace carefully, as some still think it incomplete. The history…

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Wife, Mother and Warrior Queen : Grace O’Malley

  Vilified by her English adversaries as ‘a woman who hath imprudently passed the part of womanhood’, Grace O’Malley  (c. 1530 – c. 1603; Irish: Gráinne Ní Mháille) was ignored by contemporary chroniclers in Ireland, yet her memory survived in native folklore. Nationalists later lionised her as Gráinne Mhaol, a warrior…

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