Thursday, October 22, 2020
Stephen Coyle JUNE 28 marked the centenary of the event known as the Connaught Rangers’ mutiny in India, so it is fitting that the story of John Hughes who was the only Scot to have taken part in the mutiny,...
Ian Colquhoun IRELAND and England’s football communities are united in mourning the passing of John ‘Jack’ Charlton (above), as sport in these islands loses a true legend to the sands of time. As a footballer, Jack was a one-club man, that...
Liam Kelly JOSEPH Shaughnessy had a huge impact on the outwardly political identity of Celtic in the early years. Born in Bridgeton in 1850, to Irish parents, Shaughnessy grew up being well educated on the ideology of Irish Republicanism. At...
John Joe McGinley THE French sociologist, Gustave de Beaumont, visited Ireland in 1835 and wrote: "I have seen the Indian in his forests, and the Negro in his chains, and thought, as I contemplated their pitiable condition, that I saw...
MEN’S Gaelic football in Scotland concluded for the year with a gala occasion as hundreds of supporters joined four clubs in Coatbridge for the junior and senior finals. Tír Conaill Harps and Dalriada first contested the junior final, with...
Michael Brady IT’S perhaps no surprise that someone imbued with the love of the Catholic faith from an early age decided to take up a vocation, but it’s an amusing coincidence that someone who loves fishing so much would eventually...
The links between Scotland and Ireland stretch back to time immemorial, but while many cultural links in many spheres have been formalised, those whose passion lies in the literary world may sometimes have felt that the interactions between the...
WHISKEY or whisky, however you choose to spell it, there has never been more interest in a drop of the amber nectar than there is today. And whatever variety you prefer, the product on offer has never been more...
THE life and work of Brother Walfrid is something which many—particularly with the Irish community—would confidently claim that they know something about. The most commonly known facts are well established. Brother Walfrid —or Andrew Kerins—found his way to Glasgow...
EARLY afternoon sunshine streamed between the drapes on the impressive bay windows of the large room, which overlooks a small, neatly kept park in Glasgow’s leafy West End. “This flat has all the advantages of having a beautiful garden...
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