Hugh J Curran

War Trauma And Forgetting

Our memories are often suppressed by trauma, a word derived from “Traumatiko”, a wound or mental shock. Examples of traumatic events are people being compelled to leave their homes due…

Irish History Resonates In Gaza

“I and the public know/ What all schoolchildren learn/ Those to whom evil is doneDo evil in return.”― W. H. Auden, There were elements in Ireland whose anger against Britain…

Ireland And The Wabanaki

The first colonial settlers arrived in New England at about the same time as they arrived in Ireland. These settler-colonialists (planters) expropriated a half-million acres of arable land under the…

The Big Lie And Endless Grievances

In the U.S. the strident arguments put forward that “voter fraud” has taken place in the recent election continues to resonate with a segment of the population. What do the…

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