Ireland’s Great Hunger:Famine or Genocide

By Sean Farrell (special to The Irish Gazette) “God sent the Potato Blight but the English created the Famine” – John Mitchell 1848. It was the defining and watershed event in Ireland’s Nineteenth Century History, radically altering Irish society and the economy, enshrining emigration as the default option, dealing a fatal blow to the Irish […]

Connemara is an Ancient Landscape

Visitors to Connemara in the far west of Ireland are understandably awed by the wildness and by the breath-taking scenery of this landscape.  The colour patterns of the land, water and sky can vary, not only from season to season, but also from hour to hour as sunshine changes to rain and back again; morning […]

Election result in Northern Ireland reveals surprising outcome

The Stormont snap election results has significantly altered the make-up of Northern Ireland devolved Assembly. Sinn Fein (SF) captured 27 seats of the 90 seats filled and the Democratic Unionist party (DUP) down to 28 seats. The Social Democratic and Labour Party (SDLP) ended up with 12 seats, which was their strongest showing in recent […]

Ireland Selected for “Best International Destination”

At the recent prestigious Group Leisure Awards held in Britain, Ireland was selected the best international destination by thousands of readers of Group Leisure Magazine. Rob Vandell, Group Leisure magazine publisher said, “For Ireland to win Best International Destination represents a personal recommendation from group travel organizers.” Ireland beat out competition from France, Germany, Italy […]

The EU is considering letting British people keep citizenship

The plan to offer British people the chance to individually opt-in and remain EU citizens is being considered by the European Parliament’s chief negotiator Guy Verhofstadt. Mr. Verhofstadt has said that this very important proposal has captured the imagination and hopes of many British people who wished to retain their rights as EU citizens. This […]

election – feb 1, 2016

President Higgins dissolved the 31st Dail on the advice of Taoiseach Enda Kenny on February 3. The members of the 32 Dail that are elected in this  coming election will meet on Thursday March 10the to select a Taoiseach to head the Government of the 32 Dail. The outgoing government is a Fine Gael-Labor Party […]

Irish General Elections to be held on Feb.26

President Higgins dissolved the 31st Dail on the advice of Taoiseach Enda Kenny on February 3. The members of the 32 Dail that are elected in this  coming election will meet on Thursday March 10the to select a Taoiseach to head the Government of the 32 Dail. The outgoing government is a Fine Gael-Labor Party […]