Category: Reviews

This is not an actual autobiography, for a hard working journalist has little time for that, leaving such things to politicians and pop stars. Rather it is a collection of articles covering Mary Kenny’s long and colourful career, her encounters with the famous and notorious in the events of her times, her special friends, and…

J. Anthony Gaughan Arthur Griffith (1871-1922) is one of the unsung heroes of the independence movement.  Dublin-born and a journalist by profession, his chief contribution to the struggle for independence was his political writing in the United Irishman and its successor Sinn FÈin. Griffith was an Anglophobe from his earliest years. He joined the IRB,…

By the Books Editor The heated public debate in Limerick City over the up-coming of City of Culture year and its administration has caused both delight and dismay. It may delight those who think that too much in these hard time is spent generally by the state on the arts. But this is a short…

Organise your prayer life with this straightforward and distraction-free app. PrayerMate, the brainchild of British software developer Andy Geers, prompts users of iPhones, iPads and iPods to pray for both personal and global issues. Every day, PrayerMate will select a person or topic that youíve entered from each of your main categories, ëMy familyí for…

Sean Walsh was formerly head of drama on radio at RTÉ. He has written a set of three plays about the events of Good Friday which adopts the unusual device of keeping Jesus off stage, and focusing on the ordinary people of the day, Roman officials, prisoners, the condemned. It is always difficult to see…

‘Were You at the Rock’: the History of Mass Rocks in Ireland by Tony Nugent (The Liffey Press, €10.95) The Mass Rocks of Killybegs: Ten Pilgrimages to Sacred Places in Killybegs Summer 2013 by the Killybegs Mass Rocks Committee (Killybegs Parish Office, €15.00 + p&p;  tel.:  00353 (0)74 9731013) It is by one of those…