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 […]

Who was Roger Casement?

The following talk was given on 9th June 2017 in Donegall Street, Belfast, in launching the pamphlet ‘Roger Casement on the Great War: a commentary’. The pamphlet contains two of Casement’s lost writings: “Sir Roger Casement on Sir Edward Grey” and “A Pacific Blockade” originally published in the Continental Times, October and December 1915, as […]

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 […]