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“Markievicz – Prison Letters and Rebel Writings” – in the shops now

The Prison Letters of Countess Markievicz, edited by Esther Roper and first published in 1932 became an instant classic of feminist literature and was re-issued in 1986 by British publishers,Virago, bringing it to a new audience of readers. Though the original book provided a unique insight into one of Irish history’s most remarkable figures, it […]

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Markievicz on England in 1919 (and 2018!)

In the process of editing the Markievicz letters for a new edition due out this autumn, have come across this wonderful quote from almost exactly  99 years ago. Plus ca change! Cork Jail 14 August 1919 It seems to me that England is gaily riding to ruin, unless there is some wonderful secret policy somewhere. […]

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Athletics round-up: Heaslip, Maher take National 10km titles (updated)

Shona Heaslip of An Riocht and Brian Maher of Kilkenny City Harriers came out on top at the National 10km Championships, held in conjunction with the Great Ireland Run in Dublin’s Phoenix Park today (April 15). Heaslip crossed the line in 34:52, with Kerry O’Flaherty of Newcastle AC second in 35:00 and DSD’s Laura Shaughnessy […]

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Markievicz for Beginners (non-Irish!)

Spent a couple of hours as part of a panel discussion  on the BBC World Service’s The Forum  on Votes for Women and early parliamentarians, with Bridget Kendall asking the questions. Also speaking were Jad Adams and Dr Nikita Sud, who outlined the history of women’s suffrage in general (Jad) and in India (Nikita). My […]

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Women’s Suffrage Centenary: British Suffragettes Jailed in Dublin

When the British prime minster Asquith visited Dublin on 18 July 1912, Hanna Sheehy Skeffington and other members of the Irish Women’s Franchise League paraded with posters. Asquith, who was dependent on the vote of the Irish Parliamentary Party to keep him in power, was an opponent of the franchise for women, as indeed were […]

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We Need To Talk About Marathon-gate

After “Marathon-gate”, here are some of the questions that need debating: 1 Who is eligible to compete in Irish championships? – Irish passport holders living full time in Ireland – Irish passport holders born in Ireland but living elsewhere – Irish passport holders not born in Ireland – Longtime Irish residents who were not born […]

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Results round-up

Full report on SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon and weekend races at  www.fastrunning.com. And yes – it’s Benard Rotich not Bernard! Sunday October 29 SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon 1 Benard Rotich (Kenya) 2:15.53, 2 Yurii Ruskyuk (Ukraine) 2:15.56, 3 Asefa Bekele (Ethiopia) 2:16.0, 4 Freddy Sittuk (Raheny Shamrock, M35) 2:16.05, 4 Alemu Gemechu (Ethiopia) 2:15.21, 6 […]

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Aoife Cooke runs 2:46.37 in Amsterdam. Plus results round-up

  Full report at www.fastrunning.com. Linda Byrne (Dept of Ed) won the women’s 2-mile race at the Teachers BHAA Cross-Country races held in Castleknock College. Colm Rooney won the men’s open 4-mile race, where Siobhra O’Flaherty was first woman. May masters were using the race as a try-out for next Sunday’s British and Irish International […]

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Results catch-up

For a report on the weekend’s activities, see www.fastrunning.com.  Summary of results below. Sunday October 8 Irish 3/4 Marathon Longwood, Co Kildare (1,166 finishers; www.redtagtiming.com) 1 Gary O’Hanlon (Clonliffe Hrs, M40) 1 hr 49 mins 16 secs, 2 Richard Gorman (Sligo AC, M40)) 1:50.33, 3 Michael McMahon (Raheny Shamrock)  1:52.04, 4 John Dunne (Raheny Shamrock, […]

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Over 700 at schools C-C. Corbally and Ryan win Twilight 5km

Over 700 young athletes turned out for the inaugural Dublin Schools Minor and Junior Open Cross-Country held on a perfect autumn’s morning in the Phoenix Park. *Full report in the Herald Schools Sports Supplement on Thursday October 5. Pics at www.lindie.zenfolio.com Later in the evening, Robert Corbally and Meghan Ryan were the winners of the […]

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