Karen Gearon, shop steward of the striking Dunnes Stores workers, receiving a cheque for $1,000 from Seán Mac Bride, on behalf of the Irish-American Trade Union Coalition, in Dublin in May 1985. Photograph: Tom Lawlor

Government ministers and officials struggled during 1985 to find a way of dealing with the political controversy generated by a group of Dunnes Store(...)

Edward McDonagh pleaded guilty to 15 sample charges of property. Photograph: Frank Miller
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A Dublin father of six who used two false names to steal over €44,000 through social welfare fraud has been remanded on bail pending sentence.Edward M(...)

‘Sacred and Profane Love’ by Sean Keating (1937), reproduced with kind permission of a private owner and the Keating estate

Two incarnations typify popular images of Seán Keating. In one he is the quintessential painter of the Irish Free State, boldly mythologising t(...)