Michael Collins

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Neil Jordan and Director of the NLI, Dr Sandra Collins, with material from the donation at The National Library of Ireland (NLI). Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

As an aspiring writer before he became a film director, Neil Jordan haunted the National Library of Ireland’s reading room in Kildare Street, Dublin. (...)

James Sugrue celebrates victory in last year’s South of Ireland Championship at  Lahinch Golf Club, Co Clare. Photograph: Brian Arthur

Lahinch is no stranger to great feats of derring-do so it’s entirely realistic to believe Mallow’s James Sugrue can become the first player for 55 ye(...)

 Joan Freeman: she is understood to have told those supporting her that she does not believe she will have a difficulty  raising funds

Aspiring presidential candidate Joan Freeman has urged local authorities to hold special meetings soon to facilitate the nomination of challengers to (...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said Government intended to let local groups take the lead in marking events of the period. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has called for honesty and inclusiveness in commemorating the centenary of various events during the War of Independence and th(...)

Rush Harbour: the town’s harbour and its two beaches offer a range of watersports. Photograph: Tom Honan

Newcomers to the town of Rush is north Co Dublin can’t help but fall for its picture-postcard looks. Whether approaching it from the west, along rural(...)

The issue of disability, especially the issue of disability birth rates, was one of the most hotly-contested battlegrounds during the abortion referendum campaign.

In May, Ireland held an historic referendum, repealing an anti-abortion amendment to our Constitution. (Full disclosure right out of the gate: I did n(...)

Vendors Mark and Lucy are selling a house they “came upon by chance” and now love so much that parting is indeed sweet sorrow. “We’d almost given up w(...)

Leo Lieghio, Collette Griffin, Margaret Kavanagh, and Julie Patten, all of whom lost a child in road traffic incidents.

As the Dáil descended into chaos over the Road Traffic Bill on Friday, Noel Clancy looked on in dismay from the public gallery. It was his amendment (...)

Independent TD Mattie McGrath: “I believe there is a need for a new political party, which focuses on rural issues.” Photograph: Eric Luke

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has said he will not be joining a new political party set up by Senator Ronan Mullen because he intends establishing one(...)

Philip Lynch with his daughter Molly in Tasmania.

One morning recently as I was about to drop our daughter off at high school, I was taken aback to hear Joe Dolan on the car radio. It was the late, gr(...)

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