Eileen Lemass

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The year 1984 became notorious for a number of stories involving women, pregnancy outside marriage, and their treatment by society, church and State(...)

Grace O’Sullivan (right) with  Mícheál and Carmel Raghaill on their doorstep in Tramore: notice on the door tells  canvassers not to call if they aren’t “naturists”.

While many people welcome the opportunity to bellow at canvassers in the interest of democracy, not everyone is pleased to see them beetling up the ga(...)

Hannah Lemass: “It’s not a surprise that I would have a strong sense of civic responsibility given my family’s connections to politics.” Photograph: Brian Crehan

During the recording of what became known as the Lemass Tapes, published in The Irish Times last June, former taoiseach Seán Lemass was asked in 1967 (...)

Then president Éamon de Valera and  Sean Lemass attending the Michael Collins memorial mass in The Church of the Most Holy Trinity in Dublin on June 23rd, 1969. Photograph: Paddy Whelan /The Irish Times

The Lemass tapes, which were recently made public by The Irish Times, were intended to be the former taoiseach’s authorised biography, it has emerged.(...)

Brian Lenihan, Eileen Lemass, Charles Haughey and Gerry Collins at Dublin Castle. Photograph: Eddie Kelly

It was not so much the reopening of Stepaside Garda station that suggested “stroke politics” – it was the unsubtle banners that festooned the constit(...)