In the first of Tírghrá’s ‘How Does She Stand’ series published on New Year’s Eve, this writer opined that the Irish War of Independence and Irish history more generally has ‘come to be a battlefield of contemporary politics’. Less than 24 hours later, crystal clear evidence for that assessment came into being.
As 2019 comes to an end, it is worth spending some time thinking about the significance of 1919. 2019 marked the centenary of the creation of Dáil Éireann and the onset of a war to defend the Irish Republic.
Ms Madigan is a person who it appears would say more than her prayers and was reported in the Irish Independent early this year that she ‘stepped up to say mass’ in her local church.