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 Irish Potato Famine, prelude to Easter Rising & Troubles.

A controversial look at how the “Great Potato Famine” of Ireland in the 19th century. It was not a famine as there was plenty of food other than potatoes. The British government stood idly by and let millions of Irish die in what is called genocide. A blight upon the…

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