Hugh O Neill

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Jane Ohlmeyer,  Erasmus Smiths Professor of Modern History at TCD.

Red Hugh O’Donnell (Ó Domhnaill) featured alongside Hugh O’Neill, earl of Tyrone, in Brian Friel’s play, Making History, first performed in 1988 by th(...)

Site of the dig. Photograph: City of Valladolid

On many occasions Vincent O’Donnell, a retired primary school teacher from outside Donegal town, has led family members on a melancholy pilgrimage to (...)

Skull found at the entrance of the chapel.

Spanish archaeologists searching for the remains of Red Hugh O’Donnell have discovered two coffins, a skull and a complete body at the site they belie(...)

The “Earl of Rone” is presumed to refer to Hugh O’Neill (c1550–1616), aka the Earl of Ty-rone.  Photograph:  Hulton Archive/Getty Images

It somehow passed me by at the time, but thanks to alert reader Rita Larkin, my attention has been drawn to a strange annual event that took place in (...)

When in Rome... Photograph: iStock

The centre of Rome will be awash with green rugby jerseys this weekend ahead of the Ireland-Italy match at the Stadio Olimpico on Sunday. Irish fans c(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar with Mark Trudeau, president and chief executive of Irish-domiciled drugmaker Mallinckrodt: net sales fell 10.5 per cent in the third quarter.

Shares of Irish-domiciled pharma group Mallinckrodt plunged more than 30 per cent to an all-time low on Tuesday after it reported disappointing quarte(...)

Sara Gibadlo (left,19) of Oranmore, Co Galway, and Dace Zarina (22), from Co Longford, who died in a fire at a residence linked to a college in Leuven, Belgium.

The conviction by a Belgian court of the director of the Irish college in Leuven, Belgium, over an apartment fire that killed two Irish students in 20(...)

Some of the 200 homes that are currently under construction in Adamstown, Co Dublin. Photograph: Enda O’Dowd

Following a decade of stalled development, work has restarted at the west Dublin suburb of Adamstown with more than 200 houses under construction and (...)

A house on Prevost Street in Detroit – one of the properties bought by the family in Michigan.

The family of Euromillions lotto winner Dolores McNamara and the Eddie Hobbs-backed property fund Brendan Investments have until February 2nd  to(...)

The McNamaras, including Dolores (above) and five of her six adult children, are thought to have bought  more than 100 homes in poorer parts of Detroit, Michigan. File photograph: Frank Miller

The family of Euromillions winner Dolores McNamara had about 40 houses listed for forfeiture by local authorities in the US city of Detroit, Michigan,(...)

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