John Morrissey: born February 5th 1831. Height 6 feet. Weight 170 lbs. Image:   United States Library of Congress/Wikicommons

This weekly series for Irish Times Abroad profiles an Extraordinary Emigrant from Irish history, based on entries from the Royal Irish Academy’s Dicti(...)

Derek Paine, Greystones boat builder and collector of photographs. Photograph: Jack Clarke

Derek Paine, who has died aged 84, led a life intimately and devotedly connected to the sea and to the community in which he lived. He was a renowned (...)

Peig. There’s a whole generation of Irish schoolchildren for whom that name was insult added to injury. It was bad enough that you couldn’t get(...)

Peig. There’s a whole generation of Irish schoolchildren for whom that name was insult added to injury. It was bad enough that you couldn’t get(...)