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Sr Margaret MacCurtain: Generations of students remember her as a warm, friendly, approachable, helpful person. Photograph: Eric Luke

Margaret MacCurtain May 17th, 1929-October 5th, 2020 The distinguished historian, educator, feminist and human-rights activist, Dr Margaret MacCurta(...)

Conor Quinn: “In 2018, I became aware of the Fulbright programme and its availability to not only academics, but also professionals.”

What did you study and when did you graduate? Following completion of my second level education in Wesley College, Dublin, I studied for a BSc in Com(...)

The Unicorn restaurant has operated at Merrion Row since 1938. Photograph:    Eric Luke

Dublin City Council has put on hold plans by Aviva to demolish a building that houses the fabled Unicorn restaurant on Dublin’s Merrion Row to make wa(...)

Experts predict a “silver squeeze” will constrict the finances of many workers in their 50s and 60s. Photograph: iStock

If you were planning on retiring soon, don’t. That is the blunt assessment from financial advisers on both sides of the Atlantic who are urging client(...)

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(...)

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