Friday, January 18, 2019
A NEW campaign to challenge anti-Catholic bigotry and anti-Irish racism in Scotland is calling on the multi-generational Irish community here to give their support at a public meeting aimed at launching the group’s efforts. The Call It Out campaign emerged...
BY SIOBHANN DUNN From River Dance shows to live parades and Randox Gala dances the fifty-first Mary from Dungloe was one not to be sniffed at, and with two Glasgow representatives this year the Scottish visitors were out in force...
The Grange Club in Edinburgh is set to host the Annual Irish Culture and Heritage Day next month. Following a hugely successful event in 2017, the 2018 edition – which takes place on September 22 – will welcome cultural and...
Reassurances to the Irish community living in Britain have come both from the UK Home Office and the Irish Ambassador to Britain following a disruptive and concerning decision by a Home Office official. Following a case in the north of...
This year’s Scottish Fleadh was a huge success as hundreds of musicians descended on Woodfarm High School for the annual Scottish Championships in traditional Irish music, song, dance and storytelling. Held on April 29, the Fleadh ran on a strict...
Following the repeal of the Offensive Behaviour at Football and Threatening Communications Act, a new working group has been convened by the Justice Committee to consider the legal definition of sectarianism. The working group will be chaired by Professor Duncan...
The work of Coiste Cuimhneachain an Gorta Mór (Great Hunger Memorial Committee) has reached another milestone as the first designs for the highly anticipated memorial in Glasgow are submitted for consideration. The site at St Mary’s Church, Abercromby Street, has...
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...
The Irish community was celebrating as people power won the day and the Offensive Behaviour at Football and Threatening Communications (Scotland) Act 2012 was consigned to history. The act had been described as ‘the worst piece of legislation in the...
PLAYWRIGHT Gerry Cunningham is looking forward to unveiling his story of the love affair at the heart of the Easter Rising to a Glasgow audience this Easter Monday—and his play Blood Upon the Rose is already looking at being...
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