Daniel O Connell

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Question 100: What was Father Ted’s routine explanation for alleged financial misconduct?

What was Father Ted’s money doing? What did Mary Robinson’s electors rock in 1990? And could Lindsay Lohan play soccer for the Republic of Ireland? (...)

Gemma Tipton: ‘At school in England we hadn’t studied history as a separate subject, but we had grown up surrounded by the idea that Britain was great, and that everyone was really pleased when we came along to colonise them’

My memories of England in 1977 are of Queen Elizabeth’s silver jubilee and a lot of red, white and blue, in the form of cheerily fluttering flags(...)

The former purpose-built Orange Order lodge in Bandon, Co Cork. Photograph: Buildings of Ireland

King William’s victory over King James at the Battle of the Boyne in 1690 was being celebrated in Bandon in Co Cork before it was celebrated in many p(...)

The ‘old post office’ in Kilmacthomas, Co Waterford. Photograph: Karen Dempsey

Set against a backdrop of the Comeragh mountains and situated on the banks of the River Mahon, Kilmacthomas is a picture-perfect Waterford village bui(...)

When in Rome... Photograph: iStock

The centre of Rome will be awash with green rugby jerseys this weekend ahead of the Ireland-Italy match at the Stadio Olimpico on Sunday. Irish fans c(...)

President Michael D Higgins with his wife Sabina Coyne at the Cork Chamber event on Friday. Photograph:  Darragh Kane

Ireland needs balanced regional development to guarantee a sure economic future given the uncertainty caused by Brexit, and representative bodies such(...)

Painting of the first Dáil by Norman Teeling. Countesy of the Oriel Gallery theoriel.com

January 21st, 2019 marks the centenary of the first meeting of Dáil Éireann, a landmark event in the evolution of an independent Ireland. The 1918 gen(...)

Dara Ó Briain: Despite being a fluent Irish speaker and GAA supporter has been called a ‘West Brit’. Photograph: Alan Betson

All kinds of things can get you called a West Brit these days. Voting Fine Gael. Being from Dublin. Being from south Dublin (if the supposed wit is fr(...)

Juliane Mitchell with an Irish dancing trophy in a dress embroidered by her mother. Her medals are displayed behind her in a display made in Long Kesh by her father, a leading loyalist paramilitary who became a cross-comunity activist

“When you come to see me during the Easter break, I trust you will bring your medal with you and tell me all about the festival.” These words were wr(...)

Scouting Ireland’s headquarters at Larch Hill in Dublin.  File photograph: Cyril Byrne

Allan Mathews (35) has been involved with scouting since he was eight years old, and is now a leader with the St Patrick’s group, in Dundalk, Co Louth(...)

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