A 1968 “teach-in” at Earlsfort Terrace. Two of the Students for Democratic Action’s founders are in the photograph: Ruairí Quinn (with hand on head) and Una Claffey  (wearing  a beret). Photograph: Copyright Bill Hastings

Whenever I walk or drive past that tall building in Ballsbridge, I see him staring right at me. This is despite the fact that he exists only in my ima(...)

Nos 86-89 Upper Leeson Street, which were threatened with demolition in the late 1960s. Photograph: Andy Sheridan

It was the tumbling of perfectly fine Victorian villas on Burlington Road in the late 1960s, to make way for office blocks, that spurred Carmencita He(...)

Paddy Behan: February 18th, 1938-May 13th, 2016. Above, protesting on behalf of Bank of Ireland pensioners at the bank’s agm in 2005. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Paddy Behan, who died aged 78, epitomised working class Dubliners of his generation. He had a deep commitment to his community, his union and the labo(...)

Terence McCaughey: a keen consciousness of human imperfection and a sense of self-deprecating fun

Terence McCaughey, who has died aged 83, was a clergyman, an academic, an inveterate campaigner for progressive causes and a man of many parts whose r(...)