On 23 March 1921 the IRA in Co Roscommon ambushed a convoy of British military and members of the RIC as they travelled from Strokestown towards Longford. The ambush took place in a rural area called Scramogue. This is the story of that engagement along with detailed background of events in the county leading up to the ambush and its aftermath. The story is recounted here by Roscommon historian Henry Owens.
Political activist and historian Matt Siegfried talks with Patricia Campbell about the current Black Lives Matter protest movement in the USA and discuss the sensitive (for the Irish at any rate) matter of racism among Irish Americans.
Nothing worries an established ruling class so much as a series of unpredictable events over which they have no control. There can be little doubt that developments over the last six months have given rise to just such concerns within governing circles in Dublin.
Is the Irish Establishment preparing to contain these unexpected developments by drawing the more amenable into their ranks?
We only want the Earth is a line from a song composed by James Connolly and this phrase was used as the title for a podcast created to celebrate the socialist's life work on the 104th anniversary of his execution.