Day: December 28, 2014

A timely reminder of the bloody anniversary we all forgot Who remembers that this week we enter the 150th anniversary year of the end of the American Civil War?

Every month, my London mail package thumps on to my Beirut doorstep with An Cosantóir inside. It’s the magazine of the Irish Defence Forces – surely the glossiest-paged journal of any army, let alone one of the smallest military forces in the world. But among its accounts of Ireland’s UN missions abroad […]