Memoirs - Mac Ireland

The Irish woman who was the last witch hanged in Boston

  IrishCentral Staff @IrishCentral  Friday, November 16, 2018   On November 16, 1688, an Irish Catholic laundress named Goodwife “Goody” Ann Glover was the last woman to be hanged in Boston over claims she was a witch. It is reported that Goodwife “Goody” Ann Glover was deported to Barbados with her husband during Oliver Cromwell’s occupation […]

Kudos to Patrick Murphy for telling it like it is

Antán Ó Dála an Rí. Newry, Co Down Letters to Editor, Irish News. Belfast. Wednesday, November 14, 2018 Patrick Murphy (November 10) penned a column about the First World War. Although I rarely agree with Mr. Murphy’s positioning on Irish affairs, I must commend him for that particular piece of writing.The ‘Great’ War was anything but. It was an unnecessary slaughter of […]

 letter of solidarity from UK & Irish Artists/Academics

In response to Friday’s arrests of award winning filmmaker, Trevor Birney and renowned journalist, Barry McCaffrey, we the undersigned express our deep concern and shock at today’s unfolding events. At a time when truth-telling is central to the overall process of conflict transformation, the right to investigate all alleged abuses, including those by the State, […]

Description of Yes result as an end to Catholic Ireland greatly exaggerates

Voters were almost all educated in church-run schoolsPatsy McGarry. Irish Times. Dublin. Tuesday, May 29, 2018 That collective moan you may have heard reverberating across Ireland on Monday morning was from Ireland’s Catholic bishops. It was not delayed reaction to the results of last Friday’s referendum. Instead, they were listening to RTÉ Radio 1’s Today with Sean O’Rourke, and it had been announced that […]

Francis hopes for reconciliation among Christians in Ireland

Irish News. Belfast. Wednesday, August 22, 2018POPE Francis has expressed hope his visit to Ireland will help grow unity and reconciliation among Christians on the island.In a video message released ahead of his weekend arrival, the Pope said he was excited about his two-day trip to Dublin and the Knock holy shrine in Co Mayo.The video was released hours after […]

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