Saturday, February 27, 2021

A look at a legend

Evan Baxter-Carr IRISH literature is a vast world of captivating mythology, brimming with imagination and wonder. There are many cycles of ancient Irish literature, all of which harbour great heroic—often magical—tales, most notably the Ulster Cycle. Set in the 1st...
CELTIC Connections have announced the line-up for their annual celebration of traditional music, which will this year have a very different look to it. Normally a chance for fans of traditional music to flock to Glasgow, with more than 100,000...
Jane McCulloch Consul General of Ireland in Scotland REFLECTING on the past 12 months, we can all be proud of how the Irish community in Scotland have come together in varied ways, assisting those who are vulnerable and nurturing community spirit...
Liam Kelly FOR Irish Republicans across the 32 counties and for the majority of the Irish diaspora, a United Ireland has been a long-held desire. Regardless of political, social and economic benefits—the desire has always been there as an emotional...
CALL It Out: The Campaign Against Anti-Catholic Bigotry and Anti-Irish Racism have launched a call for recognition for the Irish community in Scotland following the lack of meaningful government response to the ongoing evidence which details the disproportionate effect...
Michael Brady PERU is one of the countries that have been hit hardest by the Coronavirus pandemic. Despite the government moving quickly to impose curfews and strict border controls, at the time of writing, there has been more than 600,000...
HOPE has grown within the Irish community after news that controversial proposed legislation will now be amended by the Scottish Government. There has been apprehension from within the community, and from groups such as Call It Out, that the Hate...
Liam Kelly THE results of the recent Irish election sees a party with a radical stance on the constitutional question winning a majority of the vote for the first time in decades. Sinn Féin’s largest victory in Ireland was in the...
NICOLA Sturgeon has pledged to listen to feedback about proposed hate crime legislation for Scotland, encouraging those who oppose the law to make their voices heard. Criticism of the Hate Crime and Public Order Bill has been widespread, with many...
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,...
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