Con Houlihan

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The Dublin Marathon takes place this Sunday. Photograph: Inpho

No, I am not running the Dublin Marathon on Sunday. Yes, I have been asked that question quite a few times this week, but I’ve run enough marathons a(...)

Ireland’s Thomas Barr performed admirably in Rio, coming fourth in the 400m hurdles. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho.

Con Houlihan always said he missed most of Italia 90 because he was away at the World Cup. Something feels similarly removed about being in Rio these (...)

Usain Bolt will be back on the track in Rio for his third Olympics. Photograph: Dylan Martinez/Reuters

Con Houlihan always told me to be careful of the day you start plagiarising from yourself. Just don’t make it obvious, he’d say, perfectly aware this (...)

The   Ireland Peace Park in Messines. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The Ireland Peace Park in Belgium is a fascinating place in its own right, but not the least interesting thing there is the view out, across the count(...)

Dr Eamon de Valera (left) with Maj Vivian de Valera and editor Tim Pat Coogan reading the 50th anniversary edition of the ‘Irish Press’ at Burgh Quay. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

1919-1921: Over $5.1 million (or $68 million in today’s money) is raised in a bond drive in the US to support the fledgling Irish state.1927: Éamon de(...)

A changing landscape

QUINNSWORTH: The supermarket chain’s founder Pat Quinn became a recognisable face across Ireland when he appeared in countless television ads weari(...)

The former editor of the
 Evening Press, 
Sean Ward, at the funeral of journalist and sports columnist Con Houlihan in August 2012

Seán Ward, who has died aged 79, was editor of the now defunct Evening Press from 1970 until 1992. A trusted and respected editor, he oversaw publicat(...)

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