This pamphlet is adapted from a lecture which Dermot Lane, the retired president of the Mater Dei Institute, gave to a conference on religions and beliefs in primary education held at St Patrick’s College back in April 2013. He drew on some of the material in the Report on Patronage and Pluralism in the Primary…

A new title from the popular writer Mitch Albom. The tale is one of residents in a Michigan township beginning to receive phone call from Heaven – echoes of Victorian spiritualism perhaps in another guise? – but Mitch Albom is a soul heartening tale in the style of his earlier title The Five People You…

Recently an odd little book, originally published in the US, came my way.  Entitled Ave Ogden! Nash in Latin, it is the work of James C. Gleason and Brian N. Meyer and is a translation of the humorous poems of Ogden Nash into classical Latin. It was issued to the world round April 1, 1974…

Joe Carroll As the editor warns the reader, this book is not “a shadow history of Ireland since 1922 covering all major events and phenomena through the lens of contemporary journalism” but it is probably unbeatable for showing how Ireland has changed in that time. In ‘The Taking of Cork’ in August 1922 written by…