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As a writer, Julia O’Faolain, who lived most of her adult live abroad, was not particularly well-known in Ireland. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Julia O’Faolain, writer, born June 6th, 1932, died October 27th, 2020 The London-born Irish writer Julia O’Faolain has died following a long illness.(...)

 Portrait of Enid Starkie by Patrick George. Time magazine referred to her as “a brilliant Rimbaud scholar who pub-crawls about Oxford in bright red slacks and beret while smoking cigars”. Courtesy of Somerville College, Oxford

‘A bit of a character” is how an Irish newspaper journalist once referred to Enid Starkie. The colourful Dublin-born academic worked in Oxford Univers(...)

Maria Waters who fundraised to pay   for her   cancer treatment has died. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Tributes have been paid on the death of Maria Waters, the mother of three who had to fundraise for her own treatment with a cancer drug that is availa(...)

Louie Bennett. She kept the union she founded independent of Liberty Hall and male unions on the basis that women’s concerns would always take second place in male-dominated unions.

Louie Bennett, who was born 150 years ago on January 7th, was well known in 20th-century Ireland as a feminist, trade unionist and journalist but it w(...)

Many observers had assumed that it had come from the Taoiseach, but Jean-Claude Juncker said it was sent by an Irish citizen

The woman who sent a card to European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker thanking him for his support for Ireland in the Brexit negotiations sai(...)

Ires Reit chief executive Margaret Sweeney:   Ires’s €40m acquisition of 128 apartments at the Hampton Wood development in Finglas is expected to generate a gross yield of 6.25 per cent.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

MONDAY Indicators: Irish retail sales (Apr); German import prices (Apr). TUESDAY Results: Kainos, Frutarom, HP. Indicators: Irish overseas tra(...)

A Chinese festive feast to celebrate the Year of the Dog

A taste of the Orient comes to Dublin on February 16th, when the 10th annual Dublin Chinese New Year Festival marks the beginning of the Year of (...)

Latest figures also show the depth of the social divide in Dublin, with pupils in schools in the most affluent areas up to five times more likely to go to third-level than those in the poorest areas.  Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Private schools dominate the top places in new league tables based on the proportion of students who progress to higher education. Fee-paying schools(...)

Irene Queally with Luca and Tilda: “I think parenting is a big guilt trip – we’re just trying to lessen that.”

Parenthood is truly a life-changing event. You see the world in a whole new light when you hold a tiny baby that is your responsibility to nurture to (...)

Shell E & P Ireland Offshore Inc, a company with an address in Nassau, has had a number of Irish directors over the years, starting in 2000. The company is associated with the Corrib gas project in Co Mayo. Photograph:  Shell E&P Ireland Limited

Two companies registered in the Bahamas and used by Dublin property investor Paul Fenelon for investments in the UK are among companies of Irish inter(...)

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