Sunday February 23, 2020

The forgotten Jewish heroes of the War of Independence

The centenary commemorations give us a chance to look at neglected narratives in Irish history, including the role played by members of one particular community

6th January, 2019

The centenary commemorations are an opportunity to reflect on aspects of Irishness which have never penetrated the national consciousness. Our narratives about our past have tended to be binary in nature. The English and the Irish. The Protestants and the Catholics. Michael Collins and Éamon de Valera.

These were the dominant themes in our history books. In countries which have experienced the grim consequences of a war of independence and the polarising ramifications of...

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