Prof Murphy

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Prof John A Murphy: “As someone who, as a student and a member of staff, experienced real censorship of the old-fashioned kind, I would deplore any return to censorship under some other guise”

The historian and former independent senator, Prof John A Murphy, has warned that a new puritanism is creeping into Irish universities. Prof Murphy s(...)

Prof John A Murphy said that the Proclamation, read on the steps of the GPO by Patrick Pearse, has received “precious little analysis outside of scholarly circles”. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Easter 1916 Proclamation is not an original charter of human rights for modern Ireland and needs to be viewed with a far more critical scrutiny t(...)

Prof John A Murphy: paid tribute to Tomás Ó Canainn.

Tributes were paid to piper, composer and teacher Tomás Ó Canainn yesterday when his friends unveiled a granite bench in memory of him next to the Gla(...)

Thomas Kent (left) and William Kent being marched by British soldiers across Fermoy Bridge in May 1916

The decision of Taoiseach Enda Kenny to deliver the graveside oration at the state funeral of Thomas Kent tomorrow is a clear signal of the Government(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny said the State was pleased to be able to offer the honour of State funeral to the descendants of Thomas Kent (above), who was executed in Cork Prison, the Victoria Barracks in May 1916.

The Government is to hold a State funeral for Thomas Kent - one of only two people executed outside of Dublin in 1916 - after DNA testing confirmed th(...)

Minister of State with responsibility for European affairs and data protection Dara Murphy will launch the two-day seminar in Brussels.

Irish data researchers are proposing a European Union “magna carta for data” that would create a new a new policy and legislative framework for data e(...)

Professor John A Murphy said he had always been intrigued by the paradox of the growth of Irish nationalism through the spread of the English language. Photograph: Domnick Walsh/Eye Focus Ltd

Ireland owes its freedom to the spread of the English language which allowed for the spread of Irish nationalist ideals by writers such as Thom(...)

Former Minister for Justice Michael McDowell.

Former Minister for Justice Michael McDowell yesterday said he was confident the Irish people would vote down Government plans to abolish the Seanad (...)