Edmund Burke

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President Michael D Higgins, in completing the first State visit to Britain to well-deserved acclamation has surpassed the high expectations se(...)

Portrait of George Berkeley by John Smybert (1727)

George Berkeley occupies a place in philosophy above perhaps any other Irish thinker. But the former bishop of Cloyne and Trinity College Dublin al(...)

Irish philosopher George Berkeley. Photograph: Hulton Archive

That John Toland is not a household name in Ireland has surely much to do with the influence of the Catholic Church on education. A scholar, philos(...)

In his November 2011 inaugural address President Michael D Higgins said he intended holding  presidency seminars. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Over 50 events are planned to take place across the island of Ireland this year as part of an ethics initiative by President Michael D Higgins (...)

Chris Morash, Seamus Heaney Professor of Irish Writing at Trinity College Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

On a shelf in the office of Chris Morash, the new Seamus Heaney Professor of Irish Writing at Trinity College Dublin, sits the head of a troll. In ter(...)

The State
Ireland
’s executive structures are like a Ford Model T car navigating a modern motorway. Crashes are inevitable.

lllll‘There is nothing more difficult to take in hand, more perilous to conduct, or more uncertain in its success, than to take the lead in the introd(...)

Those of us who while away the hours listening to debates within the Dáil could not help but notice the contrast between two debates last week. The fi(...)

Pierre Joannon is well known to anyone with an interest in Irish history and culture. The honorary consul general of Ireland in the south of France si(...)

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