Prof John O’Halloran has served as interim president of UCC since Prof Patrick O’Shea stepped down in July 2020

University College Cork (UCC) has confirmed the appointment of Prof John O’Halloran as the new president of the university in succession to Prof Patri(...)

Paeonia officinalis (1873), watercolour on paper by Lydia Shackleton, courtesy of the National Botanic Gardens, Dublin.

I have never been able to grow peonies. They are, apparently, among the easiest and most reliable flowering plants, so I can only conclude that I lack(...)

John McClean, a former teacher and rugby coach, was sentenced to eight years in prison last February for the sexual abuse of 23 boys in Terenure College between 1973 and 1990. Photo: Collins Courts

You may have read this week that following a response to a Freedom of Information (FOI) request from The Irish Times, UCD said it did not hold any rec(...)

Eamon de Valera speaks  at O’Connell’s monument in Ennis, Co Clare. “ He is very well thought of by his followers and considered extremely dangerous by the authorities . . . He is deified.” Photograph:  Hulton Archive/Getty Images

It is still possible to come across original sources for Ireland’s revolutionary period. The text here is a hitherto-neglected account of a visit to D(...)

In 2000, Kathleen Snavely donated $1 million to Syracuse University’s school of management in memory of her first husband. Photograph: Syracuse University archives

Kathleen Snavely February 16th, 1902 - July 6th, 2015 113 years, 140 days Kathleen Snavely (née Hayes) was born in Feakle, Co Clare. Her father was (...)