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Former taoiseach Charles Haughey's father, John Haughey, was an active volunteer around the village of Swatragh.

County: Derry Incident: Killing of William Canning Date: December 12th, 1920 The family of an IRA volunteer, shot by British soldiers and thrown 100f(...)

Eamonn Quinn: What’s interesting about his curiosity in the world of new music is his lack of ideology. He does not appear to be interested in any style or trend for its own sake

The Forberg-Schneider-Stiftung’s 2018 Belmont Prize award ceremony took place before the Louth Contemporary Music Society’s Book of Hours Festival in (...)

Eamonn Quinn, co-founder and artistic director of the Louth Contemporary Music Society and winner of the prestigious Belmont Prize.

The list of winners of the €20,000 Forberg-Schneider-Stiftung’s Belmont Prize for contemporary music is an interesting one. It begins in 1999 with the(...)

Paddy Harte TD at Leinster House in 1996.

This year marks the centenary of the Armistice and also the 20th anniversary of the Island of Ireland Peace Park in Flanders. From conception to ope(...)

In July 2014, the  Special Criminal Court found Wayne Dundon had ordered the murder of Roy Collins from prison.

Wayne Dundon and Nathan Killeen have had their convictions for the murder of innocent businessman Roy Collins in Limerick upheld by the Court of Appea(...)

WT  Cosgrave, former President of the Executive Council of the Irish Free State, and his son  Liam Cosgrave (right) at the Phoenix Park races in 1960

Liam Cosgrave was an uncompromising and often controversial political figure. His record as taoiseach between 1973 and 1977 was mixed but he can be cr(...)

Former taoiseach Liam Cosgrave. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Former taoiseach and Fine Gael leader Liam Cosgrave has died aged 97. Mr Cosgrave led the Fine Gael-Labour coalition Government which ended 16 years (...)

Compared to Richard O’Brien’s sartorial madness, Richard Ayoade’s bright red suits seem almost bank-managerial.

Hurray! The Crystal Maze is back on Channel 4. A mutation of a French format called Fort Boyard which featured philosophers with their shirts unbutton(...)

Crash Ensemble, who performed as part of the Drogheda Arts Festival.

Lists of the year’s best this or that, or of people’s favourite reading or listening, are obviously entertaining. But they are altogether more of a ch(...)

  Browne at his home in Connemara. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy.

Thirty years ago, the autobiography of a complex and controversial Irish politician was published – to acclaim in some quarters and horror in others. (...)

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