Irish universities are at the forefront of medical science. Here are some of the recent breakthroughs they have made in understanding human health. ℘℘℘ Queens University Belfast Dr. Philip...More
At the Golden Globes in January, Michael Keaton took home the Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy prize for Birdman, beating out two other actors with Irish ties – Chicago-born Bill Murray, and...More
Thomas Ashe, member of the Gaelic League, the Irish Republican Brotherhood and one of the founders of the Irish Volunteers, died from a hunger strike on this day in 1917. Ashe, who was born in Co. Kerry, took part in the Easter Uprising of 1916 as a commander of the Fingal Battalion of the Irish Volunteers. On May 8, 1916, both Ashe and De Valera were court martialled by the British and sentenced to death. He was released but then charged with sedition and returned to prison in August of 1917. There, he began a hunger strike in protest that he be treated with a prisoner of war status.