Des O Malley

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Paddy Terry: his career was one of high achievement. It was also unique in that it continued long after normal retirement age and spanned over 70 years of public service.

Paddy Terry (March 11th, 1920 – September 28th, 2020), a former senior official in the Department of Justice and parliamentary draftsman in the Attorn(...)

Ireland’s gifted Paul McGrath – The Black Pearl of Inchicore – salutes fans at the World Cup homecoming in Dublin on  July 1st, 1990. File photograph: Inpho

Discussing soccer with historian Prof Ronan Fanning is not something I had ever contemplated. But there I found myself, outside the old UCD bar as we (...)

Gay Byrne in 1979: He was everybody and no one. File photograph: Eddie Kelly

In September 1993, I went on Gay Byrne’s Late Late Show. I had been writing in The Irish Times about Stay Safe, a schools programme designed to give c(...)

A two-storey over garden level Victorian redbrick with a four-storey return at the side has been a happy and flexible home for a family who bought it (...)

Nicola Dunne, who works in London, is contemplating a return to her native Mayo.

Nicola Dunne is not tired of London, but there are days when it is exhausting. Like many others attending a London property show this week for those t(...)

Limerick’s Seamus Hickey lifts the Liam McCarthy Cup after his side ended a 45-year drought to claim the All-Ireland Senior  Championship. Photograph: James Crombie/INPHO.

All-Ireland senior hurling champions Limerick were crowned the county’s People of the Year at a ceremony on Thursday. Vickey Phelan, whose High Court(...)

Taoiseach Charles Haughey  at Dublin Airport in December 1988 on his return from an EU summit in Rhodes.  Further tensions surfaced there with  Margaret Thatcher. Photograph: Eddie Kelly

A number of speeches delivered in the United States by taoiseach Charles Haughey in April 1988 in which he did not condemn violence provoked an angry (...)

September 1979: Pope John Paul II signs the visitors' book at  Áras an Uachtaráin as the president, Dr Patrick Hillery, looks on.

A different Pope, John Paul II, flew in on an Aer Lingus plane to a different Ireland for the papal visit at the end of September 1979. It lasted thr(...)

O'donoghue

Prof Martin O’Donoghue, the economist and former government minister, was remembered at his funeral on Tuesday as a courteous and gentle man who used (...)

Garda Richard Fallon’s family surrounded by mourners at his funeral in 1970. Photograph: Fallon family

Finian Fallon has few memories of his father. “I can remember his uniform and how rough it was, the roughness of the material, and I can remember him(...)

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