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 […]

IPR Special on The ‘Northern Ireland’ Crisis

The following is a special edition of The Irish Political Review on the present crisis in ‘Northern Ireland’: The general historical context of the current crisis in the Northern Ireland institu- tions is that Ireland was Partitioned by the British Parliament and part of it retained within the UK under the most extraordinary conditions. The […]

Britain and Germany (1915)

Germany of To-day (1915) by George Stuart Fullerton, Professor of Philosophy in Columbia University, New York, is an interesting book. It is a defence of Germany against the flood of Wellington House propaganda that was deluging the United States during 1914-15. It was written by an American from a German internment camp. In August 1914, while an […]