He points out that details of the cases of many of the ‘disappeared’ may be contained in the National Archives but that, as of 90 years later, thousands of Department of Justice and Defence files remain closed.He says: O’Halpin has a personal interest in the period.The other was Kevin Barry, who was immortalised in song after his execution by hanging in Dublin by the British authorities in November 1920.However, says O’Halpin, the IRA of the time was also responsible for its share of disappearances and murders in this period.Both of his grandfathers were senior IRA officers, his maternal grandmother a leading anti-Treaty activist and two of his great-uncles were killed.
* Married at First Sight's Erin opens up * The science behind Married at First Sight They've outsourced all that nonsense to the experts (think of them as the Mc Kinsey consultants of the emotions), who promise to match them perfectly with The One.
OPINION: You could argue that the modern dating show is the nadir of contemporary culture, a place where the great Western traditions of romance, courtship and marriage are reduced to the coarsest of animal instincts: the twin urges to mate and to be on telly. , where the bride and groom meet for the first time at the altar; none of that messy business of getting to know each other before getting hitched.
That these rapid-fire romances are the pinnacle of advanced capitalist society, brilliant expressions of Efficiency and Productivity, the ideal couple of the modern age.
Let's just not dwell too much on their success rate: one successful coupling in three seasons so far. We now have 10 couples, which slightly increases the chance of the experts not looking like complete duds.
Then again, the producers seem to have abandoned any pretence of happy-ever-after in favour of outrageous entertainment: we have psycho ex-girlfriends, male strippers, leggy blonde twins, runaway brides.