Ernest Shackleton in 1915, from Shackleton: By Endurance We Conquer by Michael Smith, published by the Collins Press.

The pallid twilight of daybreak hung over the still waters of King Edward Cove in the early hours of January 5th, 1922. So begins Michael Smith’s acco(...)

Four searches, the most recent in September 2013, have been carried out in Bragan Bog, Co Monaghan, since 1999, but Columba McVeigh’s remains have yet to be found.

A Catholic bishop is on Wednesday night appealing “in the name of humanity” to anyone with information about where one of the Disappeared, Columba McV(...)

Explorer Ernest Shackleton seen in Antarctica in 1909. He made three expeditions to the Antarctic, but is best known for the ‘Endurance’ expedition of 1914-1916 when the ship became trapped in the ice and Shackleton and five colleagues made an epic journey to South Georgia to seek rescue. Photograph: Getty Images

Ireland should “reclaim Ernest Shackleton as an Irish hero” by erecting a monument to him in the country of his birth, according the author of a new b(...)

Bishop of Meath Dr Michael Smith: ‘I hope anyone with a scrap of information would be able to come forward and share it.’ Photograph: Eric Luke

The Bishop of Meath, Dr Michael Smith, has appealed again for people with information on the so-called Disappeared to come forward.He was speaking (...)

If the Dublin of Michael Smith’s upbringing was central to his work, so too were the landscapes, people and poets of Spain – a country he returned to again and again and whose poets he served as a dedicated and sympathetic translator.

Michael Smith’s gift were many – as poet, translator, teacher, founder and guiding spirit of an influential press and literary journal. He was also me(...)

Former student Declan Kiberd (above)  described Michael Smith as “an audacious Latin teacher who treated every text as written from felt experience and not just as a basis for learning language”. Photograph: Alan Betson

The poet Michael Smith has died in Dublin at the age of 72. As well as his own poetry, most of which is located in the working class Dublin of his ch(...)

Kieran Megraw (left) and Seán Megraw carry the coffin of their brother Brendan at his funeral in Belfast yesterday. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

At yesterday’s funeral Mass for “Disappeared” man Brendan Megraw, his brother Kieran told of the family’s sense of joy and relief when the cortege br(...)

 Kieran Megraw (L) carries the remains of his brother Brendan  in Belfast today. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

The funeral of Brendan Megraw, one of the Disappeared, was held today in west Belfast.A large crowd gathered today at St Oliver Plunkett Church in Len(...)

 Cardinal Timothy Dolan,  Archbishop of New York, at the jubilee Mass in the Cathedral of   Christ the King, Mullingar,  yesterday,  with   papal nuncio Archbishop Charles Brown and  the Bishop of Meath Dr Michael Smith, to  mark the 75th anniversary of the consecration of the cathedral in the diocese of Meath. Photograph:  John McElroy

Cardinal Archbishop of New York Timothy Dolan attended celebrations in Mullingar yesterday to mark the 75th anniversary of the opening of the Cathedr(...)

A piece on Brendan Megraw in  the  book The Disappeared Of Northern Ireland’s Troubles which collates the personal stories of 14 of the families affected. Photograph: Paul Faith/PA Wire.

Fresh searches for one of the IRA’s so-called Disappeared victims are to start in Co Meath within days.Specialist forensic investigators are preparin(...)