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The West of Ireland – The Maamtrasna Murders 3.

On the 15th of December 1882 whilst, poignantly, Bridget Joyce was giving birth to their daughter, her husband Myles was facing William Marwood, the Public Executioner for Great Britain and Ireland.  As he was taken to his death at the gallows in Galway Prison – held...

The West of Ireland Maamtrasna Murders. 2

When the Maamtrasna murders took place in 1882, the little settlement of Maamtrasna was situated in County Galway.   Here, about 250 families scratched a living from the land, labouring in the shadow of Maamtrasna Mountain.  In 1898, a reconfiguration of county...

The West of Ireland Maamtrasna Murders 1.

In the 1950s the Princess Maud and Hibernia were two of the ferries which plied their way between Holyhead and Dun Laoghaire. I travelled on them several times as a youngster when my mother took me back to Mayo to see her people. Memories of  long, exhausting,...

Eric Avebury – May He Rest In Peace

Eric Reginald Lubbock, 4th Baron Avebury 29 September 1928–14 February 2016   Lord (Eric) Avebury has died. Eric Lubbock was known as “Orpington Man” after winning a remarkable by-election in 1962, holding the seat until 1970, when he then went to the House of...

Lord David Alton

For 18 years David Alton was a Member of the House of Commons and today he is an Independent Crossbench Life Peer in the UK House of Lords.

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Nigerian teacher and school children Ezra Bako, Miracle Saitu Danjuma, Favour Danjuma, Happiness Odoji, and Christiana Madugu Have Been Released - but Leah Shairbu remains in captivity and the atrocities of Boko Haram and Fulani Militias continue. In Parliament I...