David McWilliams: Rising tide lifted only some boats

Independence has really only benefited us economically in the last 25 years

27th March, 2016
In the aftermath of the Easter Rising, a crowd passes by the ruins of the GPO on a rainy day in the capital. The picture is part of an exhibition, Reflecting 1916, on show at the Gallery of Photography Ireland Pic: Desmond Fitzgerald Photograph Collection/UCD Archive

Cemeteries are wonderful places to assess the demographic and ethnic ebb and flow of a place.

Kensal Rise cemetery in north west London is fascinating for a variety of reasons. However, one thing that strikes you is the huge number of Irish people buried here.

Huge swathes of the cemetery have Irish names on the headstones and in the vast majority of these are newish graves where Irish people were buried in the 1960s to...

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