Preparing for a new world

100 Years On… As the Great War drew to a close, this paper looked to what the future might hold, 
writes 
Gabriel Doherty   ‘Is peace imminent?’ ‘German plenipotentiaries for armistice’ ‘Arrival at meeting place’ With such headlines in its edition of November 9, 1918, The Irish Catholic announced, for the benefit of those not…

Fighting fire with fire
100 Years On… The First World War induced a kind of intellectual schizophrenia in Irish Catholic thinking, writes Gabriel Doherty The pages of The Irish Catholic for the week ended Saturday, October 19 1918, continued to make reference to, indeed were dominated by, the sinking nine days earlier of the MV Leinster by a German…
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A turbulent priest

100 Years On… Domestic disputes caught the eye of The Irish Catholic against the background of a U-boat atrocity, writes Gabriel Doherty   If in early October 1918 there was any doubt about the Great War’s capacity to visit unimaginable levels of pain on the people of Ireland and beyond, a glance at the front…

A people fit to rule themselves

100 Years On… Cardinal Michael Logue was proud of  Irish people’s gifts for administration, writes Gabriel Doherty   While, of course, this was not known at the time, the week ending Saturday, October 5, 1918, marked the beginning of the last whole month of the war, and The Irish Catholic, in keeping with its output…

An economy built for others

100 Years On… Irish industry was a subject of real concern a century ago, writes Gabriel Doherty   One of the many striking aspects of The Irish Catholic during the period under review was the sheer range and diversity of the subjects discussed within its pages. There were, as one would expect, a plethora of…