Scientist Richard Dawkins, photographed  in Dublin in 2015. “... the Dawkins episode provides us with an opportunity to consider in general the issue of ‘deplatforming’, to borrow that ugly word from the growing lexicon associated with denying free speech”. File photograph: Alan Betson

The decision some weeks ago by Trinity College Dublin’s Historical Society (the Hist) to “disinvite” prominent scientist Prof Richard Dawkins from a s(...)

Robert Fisk joined the London Independent in 1989 and continued to work for that publication until his death.

Veteran foreign correspondent and author Robert Fisk has died after becoming unwell at his Dublin home on Friday. It is understood the journalist was(...)

Ken Murphy (top right) working with Peter O’Toole on RTÉ’s Strumpet City

Ken Murphy who died on September 4th, was in the vanguard of young film cameramen who joined RTÉ in the 1960s. In the early days of the station, it (...)

A coin from Henry II’s reign. The Battle of Áth an Chip in the summer of 1270 was the biggest reverse the Anglo-Normans suffered since first landing in Ireland a century before.

Irish victories over a foreign foe are rare enough to be revered through the centuries, yet one 750 years ago has been almost completely forgotten. (...)

 The 2020 Cheltenham Festival. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

The approach of another Ides of March – which sounds even more ominous than usual this year, with the pandemic – sent me looking up the term again in (...)

A handout image provided by United Arab Emirates News Agency (WAM) on December 24th, 2018 shows Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum having a meal with former president of the Republic Mary Robinson in Dubai. Photograph: AFP/Ho/Wam

The dramatic finding by a UK family court that the ruler of Dubai organised the abduction of two of his daughters turns the focus again on a controver(...)

Speaking in Trinity College Dublin at a conference to mark 250 years of the College Historical Society, Eddie O’Connor said 75,000 megawatts of offshore wind energy capacity was achievable at a low cost of 5 cents per kilowatt-hour

Ireland could supply 5 per cent of Europe’s electricity needs by exploiting offshore wind opportunities off the west coast, according to renewable ene(...)

Former Italian prime minister Romano Prodi has travelled from northern Italy to Ireland to speak at a conference at Trinity College Dublin on Wednesday. Photograph: Tony Gentile/Reuters.

Former Italian prime minister Romano Prodi has been given the all-clear to participate in a public conference at Trinity College Dublin after travelli(...)

President Michael D. Higgins speaks to interview John Bowman during an event to makr 250 years of the College Historical Society of Trinity College Dublin, more commonly known as The Hist.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times.

President Michael D. Higgins has warned that the capacity of universities to provide a “moral space” for discussion is being eroded at a time of growi(...)

Michael D was a leading light in the Lit & Deb Society at UCG (President of Ireland website)

Michael D Higgins President of Ireland Finalist for 1966 individual award I have clear recollections of a wonderful debating year when Michael Farrell(...)

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