The Eugenics Congress, London 1912

The First International Eugenics Congress was convened at Europe’s largest hotel, the Hotel Cecil in London, on July 24, 1912. This Inaugural Banquet was presided over by Arthur Balfour, former Prime Minister and creator of the Committee of Imperial Defence. Its work took place over 6 days at the Great Hall, Imperial College, University of […]

The great misfortune of 1914

The extract below is from Dean Inge’s 1926 Book, England. It considers how the great misfortune of 1914 befell Britain and its Empire. In a later book Thoughts from a Free Country (1941) the famous Dean of St. Paul’s revealed his opinion that what happened in 1914 was the greatest catastrophe that had happened not […]

North Korea Offensive

Editorial from The Irish Political Review May 2017: North Korea is the last of the Cold War states—that is, the last of the states left behind by Britain’s Second World War: that is, the war on Germany that Britain declared in 1939, expanded into a World War by use of its Navy when defeated in […]

Martin McGuinness RIP

Editorial Irish Political Review April 2017 Was Martin McGuinness a murderer who repented, promised not to do it again, and sought forgiveness and reconciliation with those whom he had mistakenly looked on as his enemies? That is the impression BBC Radio 4 sought to convey to its listeners on the 7 am News on the […]

Thoughts on the Northern Election

The comments of the Sinn Fein President, Gerry Adams, after the Northern election, and about the prospects of a united Ireland, should first be noted: “Mr Adams said that despite the result, ‘unionists still have a majority among the population in Northern Ireland. There is still a big onus on us to persuade them that […]

The Secret Diplomacy of England

The following article by Roger Casement on ‘The Secret Diplomacy of England’ was found by Angus Mitchell and supplied to the RIA in 2000. Angus Mitchell’s recent book ‘One Bold Deed of Open Treason – The Berlin Diary of Roger Casement 1914-1916’ makes fascinating reading and is very enlightening about Casement’s thoughts, many of which he […]

Casement on the Greek Tragedy

The following article was written by Roger Casement in November 1915 for The Continental Times of Berlin. It is just one of a series he composed that have lain neglected for over a century. Some of them will appear for the first time since original publication in 1915-16, in a special edition of Irish Foreign […]