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Sexual violence campaigner Mary Crilly is to be honoured next month with the Freedom of Cork in recognition of her work helping the survivors of sexual abuse and domestic violence. Photograph: Larry Cummins

Long-time campaigner against sexual violence, Mary Crilly says she is “humbled” and “stunned” by the decision to award her the Freedom of Cork next mo(...)

 Michael O’Kennedy outside the Dáil in 2000. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Born: February 21st, 1936 Died: April 15th, 2022 Michael O’Kennedy, who has died aged 86, enjoyed a lengthy political career which included stints as(...)

Ukraine should be a “catalyst” for an “honest rethink” about Ireland’s security and defence policies, Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney has argued. Photograph: Julien Behal Photography

Ukraine should be a “catalyst” for an “honest rethink” about Ireland’s security and defence policies, Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney has a(...)

The State car was usually a black Mercedes and it cut a dash, particularly in rural constituencies. Photograph: Getty Images

The restoration of government cars and garda drivers to senior Ministers, on security grounds, says much about modern politics and the pressures senio(...)

They started and finished with GAA royalty, sitting down with Jimmy Barry Murphy in Cork city in June of 2018 and having an outdoor coffee with Jack O(...)

Put the word ‘social’ before ‘media’ and it dissolves the responsibility of publishers. Gossip, now written down, becomes gospel

There is nothing new about disinformation. It used to be called gossip or rumour or the cognitive capacity of the dogs in the street. In 1970, when I(...)

Within two years of his election to the Dáil, Albert Reynolds was appointed to cabinet under Charles Haughey

Showman and dealmaker defied detractors when he brokered peace in North It was a Sunday sometime in the late 1960s. My father and I were trundli(...)

The shape of the hurley is basically the same since the 1950s. The one on the left   was owned by hurling legend  Mick Mackey of Limerick. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

This Sunday Cork have the chance to bring Limerick’s reign as All-Ireland champions to an end. Strangely for counties in the same province this has ha(...)

Jimmy Barry Murphy, one of Cork’s most famed hurling sons, in action  against Galway’s Sylvie Linnane during the 1986 All Ireland final win. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

“Who knows where the time goes,” sang folk singer Sandy Denny and with her elegiac imagery of the seasons and the years slipping by, she evoked a(...)

Photographs: John Carlos

In August 1971 thousands fled To refugee camps south of the Border to escape the troubles. Here, some remember that summer In August 1971, west (...)

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