The Irish barrister who went to Spain and wrote a book…about an Irish barrister who went to Spain and wrote a book

Dubliner Henry Murphy had an idea that he would like to write, and some years ago he started to write a series of short stories about a ficticious young barrister called Dermot McNamara. Since then there have been two further books in the series and Henry enjoyed some success with them. Henry and his wife … More The Irish barrister who went to Spain and wrote a book…about an Irish barrister who went to Spain and wrote a book

PJ Curtis and Cormac MacConnell pay tribute to Jerry Lynch

Jerry Lynch was part of the Lynch family from North Clare which is steeped in music and tradition. His lovely tenor voice was always a joy to hear and his presence in any room always brought delight to those present. Jerry passed away on Sunday 29th June and news of his death took everyone by … More PJ Curtis and Cormac MacConnell pay tribute to Jerry Lynch

Did James Blake poison Red Hugh O’ Donnell? Paper published in 1950 looks at Blake and his appeal to Spanish King for Revolt in Ireland in 1602

The rediscovery of the burial place of Red Hugh O´Donnell in Valladolid in Spain reminded us of the historic and centuries-old friendship between the Spanish and Irish People. It also brought about fresh opportunities for both countries in terms of tourism. There is a forgotten and scholarly article which focuses on another projected Spanish attempt … More Did James Blake poison Red Hugh O’ Donnell? Paper published in 1950 looks at Blake and his appeal to Spanish King for Revolt in Ireland in 1602

Family of Bernadette Cooper, who vanished in 1993, issues fresh appeal for information

Bernadette Hughes was born in Castleblaney, Co. Monaghan. She moved to London in her early twenties, met a man called James Minnion whom she married and had two children with. The marriage broke down after a number of years and Bernadette and her husband shared custody of the couple’s two children. Some time later Bernadette … More Family of Bernadette Cooper, who vanished in 1993, issues fresh appeal for information

Kathleen Malone releases new album in support of Burren Chernobyl Project

Singer, and now songwriter, Kathleen Malone is based in Doolin in Co. Clare. Kathleen is part of the Lynch family that is so closely associated with The Kilfenora Céilí Band and has been immersed in music, song and dance since she was born. As the years move on Kathleen has a greater grá for her … More Kathleen Malone releases new album in support of Burren Chernobyl Project

Government Working to Keep Irish Diaspora Connected and Supported

In a message on the most recent Global Irish Newsletter, Minister of State for the Diaspora and International Development, Ciarán Cannon TD assured the Irish Diaspora that the government is working very hard to support them with their various needs during the Covid-19 crisis. Some people need help to get back to Ireland at this … More Government Working to Keep Irish Diaspora Connected and Supported

PJ Curtis – Music Producer & Broadcaster pays tribute to Mary McPartlan

One of the many tributes paid to Mary McPartlan following her death on 6th April called her “Ireland’s best kept secret”. Mary was completely immersed in the Arts in Ireland and her many talents ensured that she brought success and something special to eveything she became involved in. Although she was part of a folk … More PJ Curtis – Music Producer & Broadcaster pays tribute to Mary McPartlan