20 September 2012
The master dodger.
13 June 2012
The Dream of the Celt Mario Vargas Llosa Faber & Faber, 416pp, £18.99 Mario Vargas Llosa likes to play...
05 March 2012
Bloody Sunday: Truths, Lies and the Saville InquiryDouglas MurrayBiteback Publishing, 320pp, £20Douglas Murray's book...
04 July 2011
To End All Wars: How the First World War Divided Britain Adam HochschildMacmillan, 356pp, £20Is there any doubt, Adam...
27 April 2011
The beginning of the economic transformation of Ireland announced itself to me one morning when I was living in Mexico...
09 December 2010
At the end of June 1916, when Roger Casement was sentenced to be hanged for treason after enlisting German support for...
26 July 2010
By the 1880s, most of Latin America had secured independence from Spain. The new republics had established diplomatic...
17 May 2010
On the morning of 7 April 1926 Benito Mussolini emerged into the Piazza del Campidoglio in Rome, having just opened an...
05 January 2004
In Peace in Ireland, his recent book on the Northern Irish Troubles, Richard Bourke tells a revealing story about...
15 September 2003
The fate of the oil under the Caspian Sea illustrates how the worlds before and after the Russian revolution appear to...
The meaning of treason. "To the end of his life, this love of an obsolete England persisted in him, to be rebuffed by contemporary England." Maurice Walsh on the making of a fascist - Lord Haw-Haw
02 June 2003
The capture of William Joyce by the British army is one of the stranger and more absurd episodes of his life as the...
The terrible beauty of fighting. Once, a kind of manly jauntiness was the proper attitude for a witness of war; now, compassion is required. Maurice Walsh wonders if either strikes the right note
28 April 2003
In October 1913, Hamilton Fyfe, a star foreign correspondent on the Daily Mail, dashed off a letter to his employer,...
24 March 2003
The wars of history always seem more momentous and calamitous than those about to come upon us. As the US and Britain...
10 March 2003
The Italian philosopher Benedetto Croce dismissed journalism as "writings without any originality or profundity [...
What if Ireland was still British? A bloody civil war was fought for the freedom of Ireland. But today the country is little more than an outpost of Britain and the US. So was the struggle worth it? By Maurice Walsh
27 January 2003
Last May, the Irish Times published an article on its comment pages that began with the question: "What if Ireland was...
We know we won't be fertile forever – we don't need misinformed media dropping "fertility timebombs" to keep reminding us