Seek the Fair Land

Seek the Fair Land

Seek the Fair Land

It is 1649. As the English soldiers trample the Irish homesteads, leaving behind them a trail of barbarity and destruction, a few brave men set out to seek a 'fair land' over the brow of the hill. Among them is Dominick MacMahon, whose wife has been killed in the bloody massacre of Drogheda, and whose son and daughter, and a wounded priest, Father Sebastian, accompany him. But as he journeys in search of peace and freedom he is relentlessly pursued by Coote, the Cromwellian ruler of Connaught . . .

Fair and Healthy Land Use

Fair and Healthy Land Use

Fair and Healthy Land Use

Lawsuits challenging the disproportionate effects of government decisions on low-income and minority communities are on the rise. Studies show that low-income families and racial minorities are more likely to suffer from health issues related to pollution. Grassroots environmental justice groups are increasingly fighting the siting of LULUs in low-income and minority communities. The principles these groups adopt are good planning principles: that no person or neighborhood should be burdened by harmful environmental conditions and that all persons should have the opportunity for meaningful participation in the decisions affecting the health, safety, and identity of their community. This report, from APA's Planning Advisory Service, explains how the principles of environmental justice can be incorporated into land-use planning processes.

The Silent People

The Silent People

The Silent People

The second novel in Walter Macken's epic trilogy following one family through 300 years of Irish historyContinuing the adventures of several generations of one Irish family, The Silent People is the story of a young educated man from Connacht, and life at the time of the famine in Ireland. Despite his reluctance, Dualta is drawn into the political unrest of his times because of the degradation of the people by tyrannical landlords and inescapable injustices. Along with Seek the Fair Land and The Scorching Wind, The Silent People is a fascinating examination of the history and events that fueled the fight for freedom in Ireland.

The Scorching Wind

The Scorching Wind

The Scorching Wind

The third novel in Walter Macken's epic trilogy following one family through 300 years of Irish historyContinuing the adventures of several generations of one Irish family. In 1916 a medical student, the son of a school teacher, is drawn despite himself into the turbulent politics of the time. A powerful story of a young man and the fight within himself, his love for his older brother, and the tragic events that sweep their country. Along with Seek the Fair Land and The Silent People, The Scorching Wind is a fascinating examination of the history and events that fueled the fight for freedom in Ireland.

Sullivan

Sullivan

Sullivan

Sullivan was a born actor. Blessed and cursed with the artist's gifts and temperament in full measure, he could hold an audience, or a woman's heart, in the palm of his hand. From a boyhood stuffed with multi-coloured dreams to defy Galway's slums, through fit-ups and fairs in the Irish countryside, to struggle and renown in Dublin, London and New York, his crowded, generous journey was rich in comedies, disappointments and surprises. Success was as capricious as the seasons. But when it came, was it enough? Could it replace the one girl who had learnt always to expect the unexpected from Sullivan . . . ?