TK Whitaker: “a brilliant man, a man who made a singular and peerless contribution to life on the island of Ireland, a national treasure”

Launch of book by Anne Chambers on economist credited with modernising Irish economy

David O’Morchoe: held in high esteem within the Royal British Legion

Suspension of David O’Morchoe casts shadow over big annual event

President Higgins and his wife, Sabina Higgins, leaving the new homeless facility in Wicklow Town following its official opening. Photograph: Peter Murtagh

‘Well over’ 200 homeless persons in Wicklow and number is heading towards 300

Named Operation Archimedes, police say  1,027 people have been arrested so far, drug seizures have included 599kg of cocaine, 200kg of heroin and 1.3 tonnes of cannabis, and that 30 Romanian children have been saved from trafficking. Cannabis plant pictured. File photograph: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

1027 people arrested, 30 children saved from trafficking and multiple drug seizures during operation

 Unhelpful welcome: refugees on the roof  of  Port Hedland   detention centre in Western Australia in the 1990s

Speaker compares Irish and Australian treatment of asylum seekers

No evidence emerged to challenge the official version of events surrounding Haughey’s injuries in April 1970

Peter Murtagh recalls the events surrounding Haughey’s 1970 budget

Sam Pizzigati: “The modern corporation is the engine of inequality in our world. Look at the amount of cash that the billionaire class is putting into elections.” Photograph: Eric Luke

The US writer and activist has long argued income should be capped – and he is newly optimistic

Archivists Hazel Menton and Natalie Milne. The website will help genealogists and historians. Photograph: Conor McCabe

Irish Archive Resource website means Bosco and others `can go through the Magic Door'

 Ian Paisley with his wife  and children before a service in his honour at the Martyrs’ Memorial Church, on the Ravenhill Road, Belfast. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Pacemaker

Firebrand politician is remembered in town of Ballymena where he grew up and lived

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