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In pensive mood: Michael Smurfit, from his autobiography A Life Worth Living

Two months after Michael Smurfit was born, on August 7th, 1936, his father John Jefferson Smurfit set up shop as a tailor. Born a Protes(...)

Rock of the bay: a Dublin and Kingstown locomotive approaches Blackrock, in Co Dublin, in 1834; Dargan’s stonework survives on the line. Image: SSPL/Getty

This biography tells the story of William Dargan, the greatest Irish railway engineer and contractor of the first and most important phase of Irish ra(...)

Queen Elizabeth II attends the church of St Peter, Wolferton, on the royal Sandringham estate in Norfolk. Photograph: Chris Radburn/PA Wire

British members of parliament criticised Queen Elizabeth’s royal household for blowing its annual budget while neglecting repairs at Buckingham Palace(...)

Whyte’s auctioneers sale of historical collectibles in Dublin next Saturday, September 14th, includes what is described as an “intriguing” piece of ca(...)

The Star Club (left) row down the straight during their Fawley Challenge Cup race against Maidenhead Rowing Club at Henley Regatta. Photograph: Harry Engels/Getty Images.

They caught a boat-stopping “crab” (missed stroke) in the early stages of their race, but Commercial’s quadruple scull are the sole remaining Irish cl(...)

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