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Lyn: A Story of Prostitution
Lyn: A Story of Prostitution
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Lyn Madden worked for twenty years as a prostitute, mostly in Dublin. Her career ended on the night she watched her lover and pimp John Cullen, throw a fire bomb through the window of Dolores Lynch's home. Dolores, who had 'escaped' from prostitution some years previously, perished along with her elderly mother and aunt. That murder shocked Lyn out of her dependence on John and enabled her to summon up the courage necessary to denounce him to the police. She began writing this book whilst awaiting the trial during which John Cullen was sentenced to eighteen years in jail. First published in 1987, Lyn's story is as compelling and shocking as ever, providing a stark and horrifying insight into life 'on the game' in Dublin.

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Fish Anthology 2008: Harlem River Blues

Contents

Foreward I Carlo Gebler

Foreward II Vanessa Gebbie

Foreword III Micheal Thorsnes

Acknowledgements Clem Cairns

Harlem River Blues Julia Van Middlesworth

We will go On Ahead and Wait for You Michael Logan

The Stolen Sheela Ni Gig of Aghagower Speaks Jean O'Brien

The Burnng Clare Girvan

Kilmainham Dawn Michele McGrath

The Ryan's Daughter Linda Evans

Midnight Mark Ray Sparvell

In Between Justine Mann

Fall River, August 1892 Sarah Hilary

Schottische (to the tune of 'A Trip to Sligo') John Bolland

Woman Want Bruce Sterling

To Be An Angel Douglas Bruton

The Benefits of Arsenic Niamh Russell

The Silver Stopper Sarah Line Letellier

Old Town Mazatlan Laurence O'Dwyer

The Point of Impact Gary Malone

The Sandmen of Syracuse Stuart Delves

Tymes of Monsters Lynda McDonald

Blear Alan Murphy

Babies' Breath Kathy Coogan

Train of Thought Elizabeth Kuzara

All Stations to Epping Kelly O'Reilly

The Basket Nick Hodgkinson

Who Picked Krivokapic's Brain Andrew Geddes

In the Midst of Life . . . Mary Anne Perkins

Life and Letters Paul Brownsey

The Job of Sex Sarah Dunakey

My Name Is for My Friends Keven Schnadig

The Sons of Cain Patrick Holland

Milk Run Bruce Stirling

The Hen Party Janis Freegard

Deceased Effects Sally Anne Adams

Anything for You Sophie Littlefield

(The Theme from) Love Story Kurt Ackermann

Taking the King's Shilling Min Lee

North Lake Leland James

Soon you Won't See Me Wes Lee

The Busters Fiona Ritchie Walker

White Crayons Gordon Hopkins

The Eyam Stones Sarah Hilary

The True History of Bona Lombarda Valerie Waterhouse

The David, Our David Susan Keith


Lyn's Escape
Lyn's Escape
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Lyn Madden worked for twenty years as a prostitute, mostly in Dublin. Her career ended the night that she watched, her lover and pimp, John Cullen throw a firebomb through the window of a house, where former prostitute Dolores Lynch lived. Dolores, who had 'escaped' from prostitution some years previously, perished along with her elderly mother and aunt. That murder shocked Lyn out of her dependence on Cullen and enabled her to summon up the courage necessary to denounce him to the police. Cullen was given a life sentence and an 18-year sentence, the second of which he has completed. He has applied for temporary release, but authorities refused it. Here, in Lyn's own voice, she starts her story being escorted by two plain-clothes police officers up the gangplank to the ferry, fleeing Ireland in the hope of a safer future.

Lyn's journey to safety is one that never is truly realized as her enemies, ex-lovers, abusers and demons continue to haunt her and threaten the livelihood of her and her children. But through it all, Lyn undergoes an impressive evolution from working the streets to becoming a contributing member of society and even holding down a meaningful job. Lyn pursues therapy, education and learns after many wrong starts to finally choose healthier relationships. It is a wonderful coming-of-age story of a woman who gets a chance later in life to try to put herself on a better course away from the world of crime and exploitation. Though her path is riddled with bad choices and abusive men whose violence is terrifying, her basic spirit is never dimmed. We get to know a Lyn that takes enormous pleasure in the simple things of life while surviving seemingly unbearable abuse and tragedy.

Readers who have read the first book will not be disappointed with the sequel; it's full of excitement and insight into the lives of the walking wounded.

Lyn Madden is author of Lyn: A Story of Prostitution

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The Irish Review Issue 8
The Irish Review Issue 8
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The Arts - Undermining Assumptions
I. Caterer and Comforter? The Composer in Modern Ireland 1
Raymond Deane
II. The Quality of Laughter 4
Robin Glendinning
III. Flourishing and Foul: Ideology, Six Poets and the Irish Building Industry 6
J.C.C. Mays

Two Poems from Magazine 12
Trevor Joyce

Apples, Arts, Amnesiacs and Emigrants: the University Connection 14
Patricia Palmer

Two Poems 19
Louise Hermana

Sham Bards, Sham Nation, Sham Politics: Scotland, Nationalism and Socialism 21
Cairns Craig

Scottish Culture and the Lost Past 34
George Watson

Two Poems 46
Emma Donoghue

The Twisting Rope - Local Studies in Ulster 47
Brian S. Turner

Henri Michaux: translated by Proinsias Ó Drisceoil 52

Ulster Regionalism: the Unpleasant Facts 54
Barra O Seaghdha

Unionist History (ii) 62
Alvin Jackson

Science in a Post-Colonial Culture 70
Roy Johnston

Ciaran Carson 77
Interviewed by Rand Brandes

Montezuma's Revenge 91
Ciaran Carson

Book Reviews

BERNARD CRICK
Arthur Aughey: Under Siege: Ulster Unionism and the Anglo-Irish Agreement
Tom Hadden and Kevin Boyle: The Anglo-Irish Agreement
Paul Teague (ed.): Beyond the Rhetoric
Tom Wilson: Ulster: Conflict and Consent 93

MADELEINE BRAINERD
Eavan Boland: A Kind of Scar: The Woman Poet in a National Tradition
Clodagh Corcoran: Pornography: The New Terrorism
Helena Sheehan: Has the Red Flag Fallen?
Ethna Viney: Ancient Wars: Sexuality and Oppression 98

GEORGE O'BRIEN
Dick, Kiberd, McMillan, Ronsley (eds): Omnium Gatherum: Essays for Richard Ellmann
Allen and Wilcox (eds): Critical Approaches to Anglo-Irish Literature 101

PATRICK CROTTY
Maurice Harmon: Austin Clarke: A Critical Introduction
Browne and Grene (eds): Tradition and Influence in Anglo-Irish Poetry
John Montague: The Figure in the Cave and Other Essays 106

MARIANNE MAYS
Leland Bardwell: There We Have Been
Evelyn Conlon: Stays in the Daytime
Ronit Lentin: Night Train to Mother 110

SEAN LYSAGHT
Clive D. Hutchinson: Birds in Ireland 113

GERARD J. LYNE Oliver MacDonagh: The Emancipist: Daniel O'Connell 1830-47 114

CHARLES TOWNSHEND
J.J. Lee: Ireland 1912-1985 116

JAMES KELLY
Marianne Elliott: Wolfe Tone: Prophet of Irish Independence 118

COLM TÓIB͍N
Ciaran Carson: Belfast Confetti 121

ALVIN JACKSON B. M. Walker: Ulster Politics: The Formative Years 1868-86 124

EDNA LONGLEY
Ailbhe Smyth (ed.): Wildish thing
Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin: The Magdalene Sermon
Clairr O'Connor: When You Need Them
Dermot Bolger: Leinster Street Ghost
Sebastian Barry: Fanny Hawke goes to the Mainland Forever
Peter McDonald: Biting the Wax
Anthony Glavin: The Wrong Side of the Alps 126

KEVIN WHELAN
Gillespie and O'Sullivan (eds): The Borderlands: Essays on the History of the Ulster-Leinster Border 129

TERENCE BROWN
Anthony Cronin: No Laughing Matter: The Life and Times of Flann O'Brien 133

Among our Contributors 136

The Irish Review Issue 9
The Irish Review Issue 9
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The Unicorn Will not Cross our Tracks: Polish Poetry Before and After 1
Jerzy Jarniewicz

Five Poets from Lodz, Poland 10

The Return of History: Collective Myths and Modern Nationalisms 16
Tom Garvin

Changing Political Languages
I. Left/Right Language after Marxist-Leninism 31
Desmond Fennell

II. Ireland's Historical Position - 'Colonial' or 'European'? 36
Brian Walker

Two Poems 41
Michael O'Loughlin

Brendan Kennelly: Victors and Victims 44
Gerard Quinn

Undermining Assumptions
I. The Irish Poem 55
Edna Longley
II. The Irish Poet 57
Gerald Dawe

Natural History, Science and Irish Culture 62
John Wilson Foster

Two Poems 70
Seán Lysaght

Unifying the Fragmented Imaginary of the Young Immigrant: Making a Home in the Post-Modern with the Pogues 71
Kieran Keohane

Work in Progress 80
Glenn Patterson

Poem 87
John Goodby

Two Literary Tributes 89
John McGrail

The Antiphon, the Banderol and the Hollow Ball: Sam Hanna Bell 1909-1990 91
Douglas Carson

Book Reviews

MICHAEL ALLEN
Peter Fallon and Derek Mahon (eds): The Penguin Book of Contemporary Poetry 100

PATRICK CROTTY
Seamus Heaney: New Selected Poems
Paul Durcan: Daddy, Daddy 102

PETER McDONALD
W.B. Yeats: Letters, Prefaces & Introductions
A. Norman Jeffares (ed.): Yeats the European 106

PETER DENMAN
J.C.C. Mays (ed.): Collected Poems of Denis Devlin 109

ROBIN WILSON
Bob Purdie: Politics in the Streets: Origins of the Civil Rights Movement in Northern Ireland 111

STEPHEN LAWRENCE
Martin Dillon: The Dirty War
Anthony Jennings (ed.): Justice Under Fire: The Abuse of Civil Liberties in Northern Ireland
Gerard Hogan & Clive Walker: Political Violence and the Law in Ireland
No Comment: Censorship, Secrecy and the Irish Troubles 113

GEORGE WATSON
Maurna Crozier (ed.): Varieties of Irishness, Varieties of Britishness 116

COLM TÓIB͍N
John McGahern: Amongst Women
Brian Moore: Lies of Silence 119

EAMONN HUGHES
Vincent McDonnell: The Broken Commandment
Colm Tóibin: The South
Aidan Mathews: Muesli at Midnight
Bernard Share: The Finner Faction
Dermot Bolger: The Journey Home 123

EMER NOLAN
Derek Attridge (ed.): The Cambridge Companion to James Joyce
Suzette A. Henke: James Joyce and the Politics of Desire 125

MARY DORCEY
Carol Coulter: Ireland: Between First & Third Worlds
Ruth Riddick: Right to Choose: Feminist Morality
Trudy Hayes: The Politics of Seduction
Edna Longley: From Cathleen to Anorexia: the Breakdown of Ireland 129

MYRTLE HILL
Maria Luddy & Cliona Murphy (eds): Women Surviving: Irish Women in 19th & 20th Centuries
Margaret Ward: Maud Gonne: Ireland's Joan of Arc 133

GERARDINE MEANEY
Adele M. Dalsimer: Kate O'Brien: A Critical Study 136

THOMAS McCARTHY
Alan Heuser (ed.): The Selected Prose of Louis MacNeice
Hubert Butler: Grandmother and Wolfe Tone 138

KEVIN BARRY
Vincent Deane: The Intelligence Park: an opera in three acts: Libretto 142

GERRY LYNE
T.P. Power & Kevin Whelan (eds): Endurance and Emergence: Catholics in Ireland in the 18th Century 144

MARK P. HEDERMAN
Padraig O'Malley: Biting at the Grave 146

PETER VAN DE KAMP
John Cronin: The Anglo-Irish Novel, II, 1900-1940
Frank O'Connor: Dutch Interior
Gregory A. Schirmer: William Trevor: His Fiction 149

NICHOLAS CANNY
Sir John Davies: A Discovery of the True Causes Why Ireland Was Never Entirely Subdued (1612) 152

LIAM IRWIN
Patrick J. O'Connor. People Make Places: Story of Irish Palatines 153

Among our Contributors 156

The Irish Review Issue 29
The Irish Review Issue 29
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Irish Theatre

Introduction: Irish Theatre Scholarship
Adrian Frazier 1

'Boys, Be Wicked': An Orange Theatre Riot, 1822
Christopher Morash 10

A Battle of Two Civilisations?: D.P. Moran and William Rooney
P.J. Matthews 22

'The Loy in Irish Politics': The Abbey Theatre in the Wake of the Playboy, 1907–1910
Ben Levitas 38

'The Most Unpopular Man in Ireland': P.D. Kenny, J.M. Synge and Irish Cultural History
Lionel Pinkington 51

Stewart Parker at Queen's University, Belfast
Marilynn Richtarik 58

Stories in Shallow Space: Port Authority
Nicholas Grene 70

Same Old Show: The Performance of Masculinity in Conor McPherson's Port Authority and Mark O'Rowe's Made in China
Karen Fricker 84

Art History

Imaging the Past: The Marriage of Strongbow and Aoife
Síghle Breathnach Lynch 95

Review Articles
Canny Sets the Agenda
Hugh Kearney 105

Remembering the Braniel
Peter McDonald 114

Poetry

Two Poems
Tom French 121

Two Poems
Louise C. Callaghan 122

Two Poems
Liam Lynch 124

Reviews

KAREN VANDEVELDE
Christopher Murray: Twentieth Century Irish Drama: Mirror up to Nation
F.C. McGrath: Brian Friel's (Post) Colonial Drama: Language, Illusion and Politics 126

DEREK HAND
Lionel Pilkington: Theatre and the State in Twentieth Century Ireland: Cultivating the People 129

ELIZABETH BUTLER CULLINGFORD
Fildelma Farley: The Other Eden
Lance Pettitt: December Bride
Kevin Barry: The Dead
GEORGE O'BRIEN
Tom Hayden: Irish on the Inside: In Search of the Soul of Irish America 136

SELINA GUINNESS
Terence Brown: The Life of W.B. Yeats
Yug Mohit Chaudhry: Yeats, the Irish Literary Revival and the Politics of Print 142

BOB PURDIE
Dorian Grieve, Owen Dudley Edwards and Alan Riach (eds.): Hugh MacDiarmid: New Selected Letters 146
FRAN BREARTON
Barry Sloan: Writers and Protestantism in the North of Ireland: Heirs to Adamnation?
Alan J. Peacock and Kathleen Devine (eds.): The Poetry of Michael Longley
Dillion Johnston: The Poetic Economies of England and Ireland 1912–2000 147

JOHN A. MURPHY
John Horgan: Irish Media: A Critical History since 1922 155

MYRTLE HILL
Janice Holmes: Religious Revivals in Britain and Ireland 1859–1905
Andrea Ebel Brozyna: Labour, Love and Prayer: Female Piety in Ulster Religious Literature 1850–1914 157

CLODAGH TAIT
Pádraig Lenihan: Confederate Catholics at War 1641–49
Micheál Ó Siochrú (ed.): Kingdoms in Crisis: Ireland in the 1640s 161

NICHOLAS CANNY
Aidan Clarke: The Old English in Ireland, 1625–42
J.G. Simms: Jacobite Ireland, 1685–9
John J. Silke: Kinsale: The Spanish Intervention in Ireland at the End of the Elizabethan Wars 166

JAMES LOUGHLIN
Bruce Kinzer: England's Disgrace?: J.S. Mill and the Irish Question
G.K. Peatling: British Opinion and Irish Self-Government 1865–1925: From Unionism to Liberal Commonwealth
Jeremy Smith: The Tories and Ireland 1910–1914: Conservative Party Politics and the Home Rule Crisis 169

JAMES MCGUIRE
Donnchadh Ó Corráin (ed.): James Hogan – Revolutionary, Historian and Political Scientist 174

DONAL MCQUILLAN
Conor McCarthy: Modernism, Crisis and Culture in Ireland 1969–1992
P.J. Matthews: New Voices in Irish Criticism 177

TOM DUNNE
Transactions of the Royal Historical Society: 'The British–Irish Union of 1801' Glen Hooper and Leon Litvack (eds): Ireland in the Nineteenth Century: Regional Identity
Claire Connolly and Stephen Copley (eds.): Sydney Owenson, Lady Morgan, The Wild Irish Girl
Sean Mythen: Thomas Furlong: The Forgotten Wexford Poet
Anne MacCarthy: James Clarence Mangan, Edward Walsh and Nineteenth Century Irish Literature in English 182
Notes on contributors 187

The Irish Review Issue 25
The Irish Review Issue 25
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The Critical Mirror

Forgetting the Future: An Outline History of Irish Literary Studies
Eamonn Hughes 1

Reading Ireland: Print, Nationalism and Cultural Identity
Andrew Murphy 16

'The Bitter Glass': Postcolonial Theory and Anglo-Irish culture – A Case Study
Bruce Stewart 27

The Boards and the Border: Myths and Mythtakes in the Criticism of Northern Irish Drama
Colin Teevan 51

After the News: Critiquing the Irish Novel since the Sixites
John Kenny 62Edna Longley 75

Politics

Brian Maginess and the Limits of Liberal Unionism
Henry Patterson 95

Poetry

Three Poems
Greg Delanty 113

Three Poems
Medbh McGurkian 117

Prose

The Globe
Tim Robinson 120

Firewalking
Tim Robinson 124

Review Article

Remembrance or Imagination? The McCourt Phenomenon
Roy Foster 137

Reviews

MARK THORNTON BURNETT Andrew Murphy: But the Irish Sea Betwixt Us: Ireland, Colonialism, and Renaissance Literature 145

JIM McALEAVEY Mark Thornton Burnett and Ramona Wray (eds): Shakespeare and Ireland 147
NICHOLAS ROE Tom Paulin: The Day-Star of Liberty: William Hazlitt's Radical Style 154

DAMIEN KEANE Paul Muldoon: Hay
Ciaran Carson: The Twelfth of Never 157

DES O'RAWE Vona Groarke: Other People's Houses
Medbh McGuckian: Shemalier
Conor O'Callaghan: Seatown
James Simmons: The Company of Children
TIM HANCOCK Seamus Heaney: Opened Ground: Poems 1966-1996
Helen Vendler: Seamus Heaney
Neil Corcoran: The Poetry of Seamus Heaney 165

EDNA LONGELY John Wilson Foster and Helena G. C. Chesney (eds): Nature in Ireland: A Scientific and Cultural History 168

GEORGE FLEMING Ruth Dudley Edwards: The Faithful Tribe: An Intimate Portrait of the Loyal Institutions 172

GEORGE D. BOYCE Gillian McIntosh: The Force of Culture: Unionist identities in Twentieth Century Ireland
Senia Pašeta: Before the Revolution: Nationalism, Social Change and Ireland's Catholic Elite 1879-1922
Joost Augusteijn (ed): Ireland in the 1930s: New Perspectives
Ferghal McGarry: Irish Politics and the Spanish Civil War
Eunan O'Halpin: Defending Ireland: The Irish Stand and its Enemies since 1922 174

GEARÓID Ó CRUALAOICH Angela Bourke: The Burning of Bridget Cleary 178

GERALD J. LYNE Erin Bishop: The World of Mary O'Connell 1778-1836
Erin Bishop (ed): My Darling Danny: Letters from Mary O'Connell to her son Daniel, 1830-32 180

TOḾS Ó CANAINN Fintan Vallely (ed): The Companion to Irish Traditional Music
Marie McCarthy: Passing it On: The Transmission of Music in Irish Culture 184

Notes on Contributors

Power, Politics and Pharmaceuticals

Public concerns about the regulation of the pharmaceutical industry have intensified in recent years, not least because of a series of controversies about drugs such as those used in the treatment of depression, arthritis, and AIDS. Paradoxically, these concerns centre on the over-consumption of medicines of dubious benefit in Western societies, and lack of access to essential medicines in the Global South.
Central questions that are explored include: what are the implications for health of existing systems of pharmaceutical drug regulation?; and what do existing systems of drug regulation reveal about the power of transnational pharmaceutical corporations to shape regulatory and other policies?

The importance attached to considering the Irish regulatory system in its international context is reflected in the inclusion of chapters that address the implications of World Trade Organisation and EU regulatory policies and regulatory trends in Canada, Britain and Australia.

By demonstrating how the analysis of pharmaceutical drug regulation can provide rich insights into the operation of power in contemporary society, this book challenges the prevailing construction of drug regulation as a sphere of 'policy without politics' and aims to contribute to the imagination of better ways of regulating medicines.

Orla O'Donovan is a Lecturer in the Department of Applied Social Studies at University College Cork. Kathy Glavanis-Grantham is Lecturer in Sociology at University College Cork.

Contents

Introduction by Orla O'Donovan

Globalisation, Power and the Politics of Science

Globalisation and Pharmaceuticals: Where Is the Power? Where to Resist? by Denis O'Hearn and Stephen McCloskey

The Pharmaceutical Industry and the World Trade Organisation's TRIPs Agreement: Intellectual Property, Global Governance and Health by Gerard Downes

Bias and Science in Knowledge Production: Implications for the Politics of Drug Regulation by John Abraham

Medicines Regulation in Ireland: Health and Democracy at Risk?

The Emergence of Pharmaceutical Industry Regulation for Competition (aka Profit) in Ireland by Orla O'Donovan

Alliance for Progress or Unholy Alliance? The Transnational Pharmaceutical Industry, the State and the University in Ireland by Kathy Glavanis-Grantham

Drug Expenditure in Ireland: Explaining Recent Trends by Michael Barry, Lesley Tilson and Máirín Ryan

The Medical Profession and the Pharmaceutical Industry: Entwined, Entangled or Ensnared? by Colin Bradley

The Dominance of Drug-Based Mental Health Care in Ireland: A Personal Account of a General Practitioner Turned Psychotherapist by Terry Lynch

Controversy and Change: Medicines Regulation in Canada, Britain and Australia
Chapter

New Directions in Canadian Drug Regulation: Whose Interests are Being Served? by Joel Lexchin

Turbulence in UK Medicines Regulation: A Stink about SSRI Antidepressants that Isn't Going Away by Andrew Herxheimer

Is Australia's National Medicines Policy Failing? The Case of COX-2 Inhibitors by Agnes Vitry, Joel Lexchin and Peter R. Mansfield

After Bloody Sunday: representation, ethics, justice

After Bloody Sunday investigates the ways in which the events in Derry on 30th January 1972 have found representation in photography, film, theatre, poetry, television documentary, art installations, murals, music, commemorative events, legal discourse, eyewitness testimony, and pressure-group campaigns.

Thirty-six years after the killing and wounding of twenty-six civil rights protestors in Derry, the new independent tribunal chaired by Lord Mark Saville of Newdigate is close to publishing its findings. The Report of the Bloody Sunday Inquiry promises to be the most comprehensive act of 'truth-recovery' yet attempted in relation to the many atrocities that scarred the North of Ireland during the three decades of political conflict.

Mark Saville has the formidable, perhaps impossible, task of establishing the definitive truth of Bloody Sunday. His attempt comes in the wake of many other earlier versions of the events of 30th January 1972 that have also claimed to present the 'truth' of what happened that day.

After Bloody Sunday examines the portrayals of the day and its devastating repercussions in photography, film, theatre, poetry, television documentary, art installations, murals, commemorative events, and legal discourse. The authors consider their veridicity, their mechanisms of authenticity, and their assumptions that a particular medium – be it film, or language, or visual art - can somehow articulate the 'truth' of Bloody Sunday.

In the course of six thematically-organized chapters, the authors analyze productions ranging from high-profile 'popular' forms of entertainment – such as Paul Greengrass's feature film Bloody Sunday and Jimmy McGovern's made-for-television film, Sunday – through to lesser-known treatments in poetry (Thomas Kinsella's 'Butcher's Dozen'), drama (Frank McGuinness's Carthaginians and Brian Friel's The Freedom of the City), and visual art (The Bogside Artists and Willie Doherty). They place special emphasis on the commemoration events held each year in Derry in which the families of the victims have – over many years – remembered their dead and injured, while at the same time building a highly-effective campaign that resulted, finally, in the new Inquiry.

Drawing on their expertise in the fields of literature, cultural theory, media studies and visual art, the authors have produced a thoroughly interdisciplinary approach towards the many representations that claim, with varying degrees of confidence, to tell the story of 'what really happened' on the streets of the Bogside on the afternoon of 30th January 1972.

Tom Herron is Lecturer in English in the School of Cultural Studies at Leeds Metropolitan University, UK. He has published work on contemporary Irish poetry, drama and fiction.

John Lynch is Lecturer in Media & Visual Culture in the Department of Sociology at the University of Birmingham, UK. He has published work on photography, art history and visual culture.

Bertram Windle: the Honan Bequest and the Modernisation of University College Cork, 1904-1919

Bertram Windle was a doctor, a scientist, an archaeologist, an anthropologist, a writer on English literature and evolution, and President of Queen's/University College Cork. During his time in Ireland between 1904 and 1919, he had a major impact on the development of higher education and the development of the National University of Ireland.


Windle was a privileged participant in Irish public affairs with friends in the British Government, Dublin Castle, the Irish Parliamentary Party, the Gaelic League and the Catholic Church. The son of a Church of Ireland rector, he studied medicine at Trinity College Dublin. A convert to Catholicism in the early 1880s, he became a Professor of Anatomy in Birmingham, helping to found Birmingham University. He took up his post as President of Queen's College Cork in 1904, transforming the university during the following decade and a half into a modern institution with an enhanced curriculum, more staff, a growing student body and new buildings and facilities. He was responsible for the building of the Honan Hostel and Honan chapel.

Windle viewed with great concern the rise of radical nationalism and the growth of Sinn Féin. He was a strong supporter of the British government's participation in World War 1, a critic of the 1916 rising, and a member of the Irish Convention which sought to resolve the 'Irish question' in 1917/1918. Windle had no sympathy for the new radical nationalist coalition which contested the general election of 1918. In the context of the decline of the Irish Parliamentary Party and the rise of Sinn Féin led by Eamon de Valera, he launched his second unsuccessful bid to establish an autonomous university of Munster. Thwarted by a combination of nationalist intransigence and the weakness of the British government, he left Ireland for Canada in 1919 thoroughly disillusioned by the politics of UCC, the Irish Catholic Church and the emerging independent Irish state.

Students of Irish history, politics, culture, society and education will find the work of interest together with those who wish to see Windle in his role as a scientist and commentator on evolution and on religious matters.

Windle, given his background and formation, provides a unique view of Irish politics, history and education. The work is all the more important because of the richness primary sources on which it is based

Dermot Keogh is Professor of History at University College Cork, Jean Monet Emeritus Professor, a member of the Royal Irish Academy and is the author of Jack Lynch- a Biography (2008). Ann Keogh, who co-authored this book, is a specialist in the history of religious art and architecture in twentieth century Ireland.

   
 
 
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