Boyle medal winner was acknowledged as a foremost authority in the area of molecular spectroscopy
Critic and writer who influenced generation of artists
Bord Fáilte’s hard working head in the US, then Ireland, in difficult times
Role as Princess Leia in ‘Star Wars’ outshone her other achievements as an actor, author and screenwriter
Obituary: ‘Tietmeyer expressed doubts about whether the euro could be sustained without a strong European central government to enforce fiscal discipline’
Her greatest fame may have come from the Hollywood scandal involving her husband and a glamorous young widow – Elizabeth Taylor
Obituary: He believed in giving voice to modern, more complex, often urban Irish life
Late-blooming actor best known for role in Royle Family
Star Wars princess who lived whole life in Hollywood spotlight
1980s pop star who became celebrated artist and gay icon
Focus Theatre co-founder, playwright and journalist
Obituary: a founder of Irish Women’s Liberation Movement who helped women onto juries
The inventor of the romanised Chinese writing system was also a critic of the government
Protester against apartheid, constitutional abortion amendment and divorce amendment
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