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Chuck Feeney: donated billions to good causes

Duke University recently published a detailed report on Atlantic Philanthropies, the charitable organisation established by Chuck Feeney, an Irish-Ame(...)

Soldiers without identifying insignia guard the Crimean parliament building next to a sign that reads ’Crimea Russia’ after taking up positions in Simferopol, Ukraine. Photograph: Sean Gallup/Getty Images

As the Soviet Union disintegrated in 1991, its republics elected their own governments and began voting for independence. The Soviet pre(...)

Chuck  Feeney:  Details of the conflict, which took an “almost intolerable” toll on his health, are contained in a new edition of his biography.

Billionaire philanthropist Chuck Feeney lost control of the board of his own charitable foundation during a bitter dispute over how to spend his remai(...)

Telling the story: an Iraqi Kurdish child at Isikveren refugee camp, on the Turkish border with Iraq, in 1991. Photograph: Nabil Ismail/AFP/Getty

THE SALVATION OF TORY ISLAND 1981-1984 Gerry Moriarty Charlie Haughey, then leader of the opposition, looked up at me from under hoode(...)

For its first serious foray into religious programming, TV3 went old school. None of your Kumbaya guitar strumming or soft explorations about the mean(...)

Telling his story: Peter Murphy with Donal MacIntyre of TV3

Peter Murphy, son of former Bishop of Galway Eamon Casey and Annie Murphy is now 38. He sells consumer electronics in a store near Boston. He was in (...)

Arthur Pennell and Peter Murphy, at the time of the revelation that Peter was the son of Eamon Casey. Photograph Matt Kavanagh

A frosty reception from Bishop Eamon Casey and his then comparatively affluent circumstances in Galway prompted the 1992 call to The Irish Times which(...)

Retiring head of the Centre for Cross-Border Studies Andy Pollak has called for an increased focus on practical North-South co-operation.

Andy Pollak, who is standing down as head of the Centre for Cross-Border Studies in Armagh, has warned that the British and Irish governments are losi(...)

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