Gerry Adams and Martin McGuinness in 1987.

Martin McGuinness 1950-2017




By John Dorney Martin McGuinness always cut a striking figure. From a youthful, blonde shaggy haired Provisional IRA commander in Derry in the early 1970s to the doughty, curly haired IRA and Sinn Fein leader of the 1980s, to the ‘chuckle brother’ Deputy First Minister of Northern Ireland in the …

An image of the 'battle of Tallaght' in 1867.

The Fenians: An Overview




On the 150th anniversary of the Fenian Rebellion of 1867, John Dorney gives an overview of the Fenian movement. The word ‘Fenian’ …

Shane Kenna. (Photo Courtesy of the National Graves Association).

Dr Shane Kenna, a tribute.




By John Dorney It was with the deepest regret that I learned on Tuesday February 28 of the death of our good …