‘Northern Ireland’ and Democracy

Editorial from Irish Political Review November 2017: Brexit seems to be going ahead, but there is no Northern Ireland Government to tend to Northern Ireland interests in the process of it. The two Governments are worried by this and they are urging Northern Ireland to get a Government so that it can tend to the […]

The Reformation

‘The Reformation In Ireland’ is the editorial in Church and State Autumn 2017: On the 500th anniversary of Luther’s attack on mainstream European Christianity, the Irish Times asked: “at the risk of being parochial…: why did the Reformation fail in Ireland?” There is of course no risk of the Irish Times becoming parochial—not Irish parochial at […]

The End Of An Era?

Irish Political Review Editorial October 2017 Northern Ireland is without a Government at the moment. It has been without a Government since before the last British General Election. Or, to put it another way, the Northern Ireland region of the British state is being governed by the Government of the state and that is not […]

Roger Casement on Sir Edward Grey

The Continental Times                                           No. 1189, Vol. XXII, No.47, 18/10/1915  SIR ROGER CASEMENT ON SIR EDWARD GREY The report that Sir Edward Grey may cease to be the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Great Britain in consequence of British policy in the Balkans comes to us to-day from the Tory and Imperialist organs of the English […]

The Balance of Power

Editorial from Irish Foreign Affairs (August 2017): England declared itself an Empire about 500 years ago—486 years ago to be exact.  The meaning of that declaration was that it asserted itself as an absolutely independent sovereign Power.   By doing so it detached itself from Europe. John Bruton, the former Taoiseach, has written a long article […]

The DUP/Tory Pact In Context

Editorial from Irish Political Review August 2017: Ulster Unionism has come to the attention of the mainland. It is maintaining in Office, by support from the backbenches, a Tory Party that failed to win a General Election. It is feeling important because it is playing a part in the political life of the state, instead […]

Casement’s Letters from America

On May 21st, 1916 The New York Times published an article by Poultney Bigelow, the notable American writer, containing the private letters sent to him by Roger Casement in 1914. Poultney Bigelow is an interesting character. A New Yorker, schooled in Germany, he was a playmate of the Kaiser. His books up to 1898 are praising […]