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Andrew Boyd

The man who brought the French to the aid of the Irish cause in the 1790s has long been an Irish national hero. Andrew Boyd finds his ideals less easy to pin down.

An Orange arch in Sandy Row, Belfast, circa 1920. Wiki Commons.

Andrew Boyd offers a bicentennial analysis of a key element in the culture of Protestant Ulster.

Andrew Boyd on past efforts to bring Ireland's warring factions to the peace table.

Andrew Boyd tells the story of the ill-fated mission of a papal nuncio whose blundering zeal doomed the hopes of Irish Catholics of profiting from the civil war between Charles I and his Parliament in England.