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The West of Ireland – The Maamtrasna Murders 3.

On the 15th of December 1882 whilst, poignantly, Bridget Joyce was giving birth to their daughter, her husband Myles was facing William Marwood, the Public Executioner for Great Britain and Ireland.  As he was taken to his death at the gallows in Galway Prison – held...

The West of Ireland Maamtrasna Murders. 2

When the Maamtrasna murders took place in 1882, the little settlement of Maamtrasna was situated in County Galway.   Here, about 250 families scratched a living from the land, labouring in the shadow of Maamtrasna Mountain.  In 1898, a reconfiguration of county...

The West of Ireland Maamtrasna Murders 1.

In the 1950s the Princess Maud and Hibernia were two of the ferries which plied their way between Holyhead and Dun Laoghaire. I travelled on them several times as a youngster when my mother took me back to Mayo to see her people. Memories of  long, exhausting,...

Eric Avebury – May He Rest In Peace

Eric Reginald Lubbock, 4th Baron Avebury 29 September 1928–14 February 2016   Lord (Eric) Avebury has died. Eric Lubbock was known as “Orpington Man” after winning a remarkable by-election in 1962, holding the seat until 1970, when he then went to the House of...

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For 18 years David Alton was a Member of the House of Commons and today he is an Independent Crossbench Life Peer in the UK House of Lords.

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17th May will mark the 26th anniversary since, at the age of 6,  the CCP abducted the Panchen Lama, Gendhun Choekyi Nyima,  together with his family. The Dalai Lama’s representative urges us all to renew the calls for the Panchen Lama’s freedom:

17th May will mark the 26th anniversary since, at the age of 6, the CCP abducted the Panchen Lama, Gendhun Choekyi Nyima, together with his family. The Dalai Lama’s representative urges us all to renew the calls for the Panchen Lama’s freedom:

17th May will mark the 26th anniversary since, at the age of 6, the Panchen Lama, Gendhun Choekyi Nyima was abducted, together with huis family by the CCP. The Dalai Lama's representative urged us all to renew the calls for the Panchen Lama's freedom. His Holiness the...

Standing up for religious freedom. Webinar on Faith and Freedom – What it looks like and why we should fight for it . Religious freedom is often described as an “orphaned right”.  This liberty, central to a free society, is under-recognised and frequently trampled on.

Standing up for religious freedom. Webinar on Faith and Freedom – What it looks like and why we should fight for it . Religious freedom is often described as an “orphaned right”. This liberty, central to a free society, is under-recognised and frequently trampled on.

Standing up for religious freedom. Webinar on Faith and Freedom - What it looks like and why we should fight for it . Religious freedom is often described as an “orphaned right”. This liberty, central to a free society, is under-recognised and frequently trampled on....