David Goodall

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The scientist David Goodall (104) at a press conference a day before his assisted suicide in Switzerland, last month. Photograph: Georgios Kefalas/Keystone via AP

Dr David Goodall, aged 104 and probably the oldest working scientist in the world, smiles from a photograph taken at a press conference he gave in Bas(...)

Australian scientist David Goodall (104) speaks during a press conference a day before his assisted suicide in Basel, Switzerland, on Thursday. Photogreaph: Georgios Kefalas/Keystone via AP

A 104-year-old Australian scientist killed himself in Switzerland on Thursday by lethal injection in an assisted suicide he hoped would trigger more (...)

Sir David Goodall, who died in 2016, was a key architect of the Anglo-Irish Agreement. Photograph: Joanne O’Brien

The late British diplomat Sir David Goodall features in a candid profile by a Northern Irish Office (NIO) official in this year’s files releases from (...)

Unionist leaders the Rev Ian Paisley and James Molyneaux. They were described respectively as a “bigot” and “inconsiderable” by the Conservative Party’s Lord Hailsham. Photograph: Peter Thursfield

During the negotiations which led to the historic Anglo-Irish Agreement signed by Garret FitzGerald and Margaret Thatcher at Hillsborough in November (...)

Official files are released for public viewing after 30 years at the National Archives in Dublin. Photograph: Frank Miller

For some years now there has been an anomaly when considering diplomatic records in Anglo-Irish relations. The British are moving incrementally towar(...)

“I am Baba” was commissioned under Exploring and Thinking: A Collaborative Framework for Early Childhood Arts in the Dublin region – an initiative generated in partnership by Fingal County Council, Dublin City Council, South Dublin County Council and Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council. Photograph: Neil Harrison

Upstairs at Blanchardstown’s Draíocht Theatre, a sea-green tent has been pitched in the middle of a room. Outside is a cluster of buggies, bags and sh(...)

Peter Barry, left, then minister for foreign affairs, with Tom King, then Northern Ireland secretary, in Iveagh House, Dublin, 1986. Photograph: Tom Lawlor

Margaret Thatcher was complicated about Ireland. This was scarcely surprising. So many of her associations with Ireland had been negative: her falling(...)

Tough-minded negotiator: Peter Barry, left, then minister for foreign affairs, with Tom King, then Northern Ireland secretary, in Iveagh House, Dublin, 1986. Photograph: Tom Lawlor

Peter Barry, who died on Friday, aged 88, had a long career in politics but will be chiefly remembered for his contribution to the Anglo-Irish Agreeme(...)

They classified documents were entitled, “Northern Ireland: Handling Mr Haughey”; “Handling Mr Haughey II”; and “Handling Mr Haughey on Northern Ireland - Tactics”. Photograph: The Irish Times

Secret official documents released to the public yesterday have demonstrated how the British government was fixated on the best way of “handling” Char(...)

Lord Robert Armstrong, cabinet secretary under Mrs Thatcher and one of  key negotiators of the  agreement,  at an event marking the agreement’s 30th anniversary in  Trinity College Dublin last November. Photograph: Eric Luke

During the framing of the historic Anglo-Irish Agreement of November 1985, Garret FitzGerald took the opportunity of a joint meeting in Lisbon to comp(...)

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