Bruce Arnold

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George Victor Du Noyer (1817-1869),fungi collected,   Derry, 1837.Watercolour and pencil on paper, Courtesy of the National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin

Pioneering Irish artists are at the heart of the National Gallery of Ireland’s new exhibition, Drawn from Nature: Irish Botanical Art, spanning almost(...)

‘Liam’ still has his notebooks from 1982

A former Garda member who was dismissed from the force in 1982 after senior management learned he was gay has said the public support for him when he (...)

‘Liam’ retained his Garda notebooks from the 1980s, when he was let go over suspicions of being homosexual. Photograph: Alan Betson

Plucked from the bowels of the Department of Justice archive stores in recent weeks, a document from 1982 about the dismissal of a young garda offers (...)

 Benjamin Disraeli: strong views. Hulton Archive/Getty Images

‘Nominative determinism” may or may not be a real factor in the careers people choose (or have chosen for them). But either way, it makes for an enter(...)

‘What is tough is watching the ridiculous behaviour of the Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and his foreign minister, Simon Coveney, trying to destroy, like wilful children, relations with an ancient and friendly neighbour’, Bruce Arnold writes in the Telegraph

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney are “uncertain fools” acting like “wilful children” in the destruction of Anglo-(...)

It has been known for some time that data from the newspaper group was given by its then chairman, Leslie Buckley, to a company in Wales. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The alleged data breach at Independent News & Media could have a range of complicated and potentially very expensive repercussions, according to d(...)

It was reported over the weekend that a company connected with Denis O’Brien, above, who owns just under 30 per cent of INM, paid the bill for an external IT group given access to INM’s computer networks. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Data Protection Commissioner says it will decide in coming days whether an investigation is required into an alleged data breach at Independent Ne(...)

Bruce Arnold and Geraldine Kennedy leaving the High Court after the judgment awarding them £20,000 damages each. Photograph: Dermot O’Shea

The saga of the improper telephone tapping of journalists Geraldine Kennedy and Bruce Arnold, by the Garda Síochána on the instructions of the Haughe(...)

File image of former taoiseach Liam Cosgrave looking onto the main square at Collins Barracks in Dublin. File photograph: Aidan Crawley

Conor Cruise O’Brien told me a story about the time in 1956 when he was head of the United Nations section of the Department of External Affairs. The(...)

Mavis Arnold (centre) at the launch in 1987 of her booklet ‘Irishwomen into Focus’, with (left)  Thekla Beere, former chairwoman of the Commission on the Status of Women, and the then minister of State for women’s affairs, Nuala Fennell. Photograph: Paddy Whelan

After news broke that the political journalist Bruce Arnold’s home telephone had been tapped by An Garda Síochána, his wife Mavis couldn’t resist joki(...)

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