Wednesday, February 1, 2023
INCIDENTS of anti-Irish racism have once again forced attention on to Scotland’s approach to an established and persistent problem.In Kelty, an ex-soldier admitted an act of anti-Irish racism during an incident in which he assaulted a child...
President Michael D HigginsAR AN gcéad dul síos is mian liom traoisliú leis na hEalaióntoírí. Tragóideach a bhí ár gCoga Catharga, agus a dtorthaí, ní h’amháin d’íadsa a bhí go díreach i gceist ach a gclainn agus...
Tom MinogueTHE general perception of Dunfermline as a town in the Victorian period is often generated from writings in connection with its prodigal son, Andrew Carnegie. Carnegie wrote nostalgically about his ancient home town in his autobiography:...
Peter Diamond IRISH representation of comics, artists and playwrights was at an all time high at Scotland’s biggest arts festival last month due to the onscreen success of major TV shows.The largest contingent of...

Mob and magistrates

Tom MinogueIN LOOKING for reasons why so many leaders of the Dunfermline community had sympathy with the prisoner Alexander Black it is worth noting something the Lord Justice Clerk, Lord Hope, identified. He stated: “That the magistrates...

Challenging myths

Tom MinogueEVEN a quick scan of the indictments exposes the myth perpetuated in some press reports of the trial that this was an Irish navvy riot. It wasn’t. No Irishmen were charged with Mobbing and Rioting. The...
AFTER a gap of three years, the World Irish Dancing Championships made a triumphant return in Belfast, and it featured a number of outstanding successes for dancers from Scottish schools.The competition—organised by An Coimisiún le Rincí Gaelacha...
Tom MinogueFROM an interest in Andrew Carnegie I knew of the Meal Riots of the late 18th century. I knew a little of the aims of the Chartists, which Carnegie’s father and other radical relatives, uncles, Tom...
AFTER two long years without the opportunity to celebrate St Patrick’s Day, the global Irish diaspora is once again gathering to celebrate their Irishness on the feast of Ireland's patron saint.Cities and town all over the world...
THE Irish community in Scotland are being urged to ‘tick the box’ and help build an accurate count of those with Irish ethnicity in Scotland.While one per cent of the population of Scotland identified as having Irish...
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