Jack Reynor in Gerard Barrett’s superb Glassland

Two years ago, Jimmy Deenihan, then Minister for Arts, turned up at the Galway Film Fleadh for the world premiere of Gerard Barrett’s Pilgrim Hill.(...)

A cartoon from May 1829 depicting Daniel O’Connell (centre) arriving to take his seat in parliament after the passing of the Catholic Emancipation Act in April 1829.  Looking on from the middle distance are British prime minister, the Duke of Wellington (1769-1852), and home secretary and leader of the House of Commons, Sir Robert Peel (1788-1850). Photograph: Hulton Archive/Getty Images

Daniel O’Connell (1775-1847) is in one way the best-remembered Irishman who flourished in the 19th century. Streets are called after him in a great(...)

Historian, author and raconteur
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  • March 29, 2014, 01:00

Shane MacThomáis, who has died aged 46, was a leading Dublin historian, author and raconteur. Born into a working-class family, he was the son of b(...)

Prince Edward, Duke of Kent (centre), with Jimmy Deenihan (left) and Shane Mac Thomais at a grave in Glasnevin cemetery. Photograph: Alan Betson

Britain’s Prince Edward, the Duke of Kent, visited Glasnevin cemetery yesterday where he laid wreaths at the Sigerson Memorial to the volunteer(...)