• The First Martyr of the Easter Rising

    Patrick Pearse stood by the steps of the General Post Office (G.P.O.) on O’Connell Street and declared that “the Irish Republic is entitled to, and hereby claims, the allegiance of every Irishman and Irishwoman.” Masses of people lined the streets…

  • The raggedy man in Birmingham

    As of September, I became a resident of Birmingham. Since then, I have frequented the city centre dozens of times for job interviews, work and leisurely purposes. As much as I love the city of Birmingham and what it offers,…