Michael O'Reilly and the longest hunger strike
In 1920, nine men survived for 94 days on hunger strike in Cork prison. It was an event which, for the outside world, defined Ireland's struggle for independence.
The Green Party in the 2007-11 Coalition
The Green Party postures as a weak, but sincere party of environmental idealists, but enabled the neo-liberal political coalition of Fianna Fail and the PDs to complete its term in office from 2007-11.
The Dublin Bay Motorway
A plan for completion of the inner ring road (M50 motorway) around Dublin city centre, now moving towards the operational stage, would necessitate the building of a road or tunnel across Dublin bay at the point of Sandymount-Booterstown.