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Margaret Skinnider: involved in the three great causes of women, labour and Ireland in the early decades of the 20th century

Margaret Skinnider, who died 50 years ago on October 11th, was involved in the three great causes of women, labour and Ireland in the early decades of(...)

Mamo McDonald

The feminist and women’s rights campaigner Mamo McDonald has died. Ms McDonald, who once said she had not set out to be a feminist, rather “it was l(...)

Mary Kate O’Donohoe (1953-2020)

This article is one of a series about people who have died with coronavirus in Ireland and among the diaspora. You can read more of them here. If you (...)

Samara Ward, winner of last year’s National Brown Bread Baking Competition.

Forget sourdough. Bake a loaf of traditional brown bread instead and it could win you a cash prize of at least €15,000. The annual National Brown Bre(...)

Catherine Freeman outside BBC Broadcasting House in London in the 1950s

Born: August 10th, 1931 Died: July 15th, 2020 The BBC in the 1950s was not a hostile place for women, but it was slow to recognise their abilities. F(...)

Nine Arches bridge which crosses the river Dodder at Milltown, Dublin. Photograph:  Crispin Rodwell

What’s so good about it? The southside suburb has a brilliantly mixed population: older established residents live alongside a younger cohort of deni(...)

Josephine McNeill: the first woman to head an Irish diplomatic mission. Photograph: Courtesy of UCD Archives

Josephine McNeill was the first woman to head an Irish diplomatic mission. She took up her post in The Hague 70 years ago in January 1950 and served i(...)

Standish O’Grady

The Shattered Worlds of Standish O’Grady By Christopher Boettcher Four Courts Press, €55 Standish O’Grady’s background was west Cork landed gentry. Ea(...)

Fred Deane, caretaker at St Ann’s Church, Dawson Street, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Standing before the impressive Neo-Romanesque doorway of St Ann’s Church of Ireland on Dublin’s Dawson Street, Fred Deane is handing out leaflets for (...)

United Irishmen fight British troops at the battle of Vinegar Hill in Wexford in 1798. Photograph: Hulton Archive/Getty Images

What does it mean to be Protestant and Irish? This is a question Protestants in the Republic have been asked more frequently in recent years, as the e(...)

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