Eamon Mccann

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The funeral of writer and academic Seamus Deane in the Victorian Chapel at Mount Jerome Crematorium, Harolds Cross, Dublin. Photograph: Dara MacDónaill/The Irish Times

Seamus Deane loved Derry, his daughter Émer recalled at his funeral service on Monday, remembering the excitement of childhood family trips there at H(...)

Deputy First Minister Michelle O’Neill of Sinn Féin told the Assembly that Sinn Féin would be abstaining in the vote. File photograph: PA Wire

Advocates on both sides of the abortion debate have criticised Sinn Féin after its Assembly members abstained in a vote on a Bill seeking to ban termi(...)

On March 8th 1971 in New York at the Madison Square Garden, Muhammad Ali lost the first of his three-fight trilogy with Joe Frazier. Photograph: Getty Images

In his classic book “Loser and Still Champion”, Budd Schulberg opens the chapter concerning the first Muhammad Ali-Joe Frazier bout at Madison Square (...)

The Irish teams in Tripoli in 1989

“It may not have been the brightest thing anyone ever did in football,” offers Brian Kerr early during In League with Gaddafi (RTÉ Two, Monday) a bris(...)

Civil rights campaigner Dermie McClenaghan. Photograph: Ronan McGreevy

It is difficult to talk about the Battle of the Bogside without talking about what had happened prior to it. People’s Democracy was a group of studen(...)

Lisa McGee: “There can’t only be male Irish writers or playwrights because women are shit at it – there’s something else at work”

Lisa McGee remembers the first time she knew stories from her homeplace could reach further afield. “I was on attachment at the National Theatre,” sh(...)

Colum Eastwood, leader of the SDLP, delivering the annual Parnell Commemoration Lecture and graveside oration,  at Glasnevin Cemetery, Dublin, last weekend. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Politicians must demonstrate the same level of courage as the leaders of the civil rights movement half a century ago to ensure that powersharing gove(...)

 People Before Profit  candidate Eamonn McCann,    with  daughter Kitty Holland, in the Foyle constituency. Photograph:  Trevor McBride

In the immediate afterglow of People Before Profit’s historic electoral breakthrough last year, one of their two new members of the Stormont Assembly,(...)

People Before Profit MLA for Belfast West Gerry Carroll. Photograph: Arthur Allison/Pacemaker

In 2010, the Ulster Unionist Party was in serious decline. For the first time in its history the party failed to elect an MP to Westminster. It elect(...)

Rathleek House just outside Dunboyne in Co Meath has been home to Philomena and Sean Byrne for the past 14 years. “We had an elevated site – which is(...)

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