“In the second edition of Morning Ireland Extra’s podcast on Tuam Mother and Baby Home, we meet two survivors with vastly different perspectives on their time in Tuam.” Read the story and listen to the podcast here.
Kevin Kearns says: I am an explorer, seeking discoveries long uncharted, unchronicled – people, places, events, missed or dismissed over the years. See more here.
Oral history has become important to my work on the history of this influenza pandemic in Ireland, to understand what happened to families. Without the human voice, the statistics for death and sickness from disease are dry, skeletal bones of the story. Newspapers add in the sinews, the connectivity showing how and when it arrived, and where it spread next, and how the government, the health system and communities were coping. Read the full story here.
The history of Ireland’s Defence Forces has become vividly accessible in recent years as the Military Archives make more material easily accessible to the public. For full story and videoed interview excerpts, click here.
There has been a lot in the news this week about the arrest of Gerry Adams as a result of disclosures in the Boston College Project. This project interviewed both sides of the conflict in Ireland during what some call "The Troubles". Here is a list of articles including an ABC radio interview which will give you a good picture showing what has happened and why: