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Kerry Kennedy, daughter of Robert F Kennedy, was inducted into the Irish-America Hall of Fame during the Kennedy Summer School in 2018. Photograph: Mary Browne

The Covid-19 pandemic continues to impact on Irish tourism with news that two of the country’s best-known summer schools have been postponed because o(...)

File photograph of Ivor Bell. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Future prosecutions based on taped interviews with Troubles-era paramilitaries could be in jeopardy after a judge ruled that recordings of Ivor Bell u(...)

File photograph of writer Ed Moloney. File photograph: Paul McErlane/Reuters

The Boston tapes project, which interviewed former republican and loyalist paramilitaries under the leadership of writer Ed Moloney, was sharply criti(...)

Mother of 10 Jean McConville, who was abducted and murdered in 1972.

What happened Jean McConville? Jean McConville was a 38-year-old widowed mother of 10 children from the Divis Flats area of west Belfast who sometime(...)

Jean McConville, Ivor Bell and Gerry Adams. Irish Times photomontage

During the eight-day trial of Ivor Bell for his alleged involvement in the murder of Jean McConville, five of her 10 children sat listening intently i(...)

Ivor Bell who was on Thursday found not guilty of soliciting the murder of Jean McConville in 1972. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The trial of Ivor Bell who was charged with soliciting Gerry Adams and the late Pat McClure to murder Jean McConville concluded on Thursday with the j(...)

Navy and Notre Dame face off in a 2012 match in Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson / THE IRISH TIMES

It’s 10am on game Saturday in a lecture hall in the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana. A select group of local fans of its iconic colleg(...)

In seeking esteem, do we pretend we’re something we’re not in order to get other people to admire us?

The 18th-century Scottish economist and philosopher Adam Smith has a bit of an image problem. His defence of free markets, epitomised by his coining o(...)

Poster for the fifth international Flann O’Brien conference, which starts on Tuesday and will involve several days of non-stop talking by academics and other Flannoraks, from at least four continents. 

If you’re hoping to experience what Patrick Kavanagh called “the tremendous silence of mid-July” anywhere in Dublin next week, then, thanks to one of (...)

DCU’s support services were  singled out by the review team for helping to boost leadership and life-skills among students. File photograph: Cyril Byrne

Concern over the lack of training for doctoral students who are given teaching roles has been flagged in a new review of Dublin City University by the(...)

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