Tag Archives: Acts of Union

The end of the United Kingdom foretold after Scottish vote

By Niall O’Dowd at Irish Central This British election will go down in history not for the shock margin of victory by the Conservatives but for sounding the death knell of the United Kingdom. The Scottish Nationalist Party has surpassed … Continue reading

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From the archives: William H Sewards’s Eulogy for Daniel O’Connell

At the invitation of the friends of Ireland in New York, Seward (later to become President Abraham Lincoln’s Secretary of State) delivered this eulogy for Daniel O’Connell, who died on May 15, 1847. It is startling to read Seward’s descriptions … Continue reading

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