Joe Lee

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John Wayne (left), Maureen O’Hara, Sean McClory and Charles Fitzsimons on the set of 'The Quiet Man', directed by John Ford, circa 1952 in Los Angeles, California. Photograph: Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images

In a series of articles, The Irish Times explores five challenges facing rural Ireland – diversity and migration; poverty; rapid growth(...)

 John Boyne: “I chose to write Sam and Jessica’s story as a deliberately imperfect one in order for me to highlight the mistakes people make and how important empathy is.” Photograph: Alan Betson

John Boyne’s publisher Puffin has said it is proud to be publishing his novel about a transgender teen, after the book was dismissed as “transphobic” (...)

TK Whitaker at a press conference in Dublin in April 1975. Whitaker helped establish the ESRI.   Photograph: Tommy Collins/The Irish Times

In his history of modern Ireland, published in 1989, Joe Lee commented unfavourably on Ireland’s economics profession in the 1950s and 1960s. Lee’s cr(...)

President Michael D Higgins hosted a garden party to celebrate the 80th anniversary of the inauguration of Douglas Hyde on Monday. Photograph: Maxwells.

The provision of services for the Irish language or through the medium of Irish does not need to be excused or justified, President Michael D Higgins (...)

 Liam St John Devlin became deputy chairman of  Allied Irish Banks in 1974 and remained in that  role until his retirement from the position in 1992

Liam St John Devlin, who has died at his home in Baltimore, Co Cork, aged 93, was a well-known – although notably modest – member of a significant gen(...)

Prof Ronan Fanning: Had a low tolerance for mediocrity. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

The death of Ronan Fanning, a member of the Royal Irish Academy, professor emeritus of Modern History at University College Dublin and former presiden(...)

US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump stands on a red carpet in Shannon Airport during a visit in 2014. Photograph: Sean Curtin.

Both Donald Trump and Minister for Finance Michael Noonan have been talking potatoes recently. The two go back some way, most memorably when, excrucia(...)

Shamrock Lodge offers someone with deep pockets the chance to embrace country life whilst staying connected to the capital. For sale is a property in(...)

An image of Sackville Street (now O’Connell St) and the River Liffey at Eden Quay. Photograph: PA/PA Wire

A blow delivered against the British imperialist bourgeoisie in Ireland is a hundred times more significant than a blow of equal weight in Africa or A(...)

Ireland’s ambassador to Britain, Dan Mulhall: he and Cambridge history professor Eugenio Biagini have revisited Conor Cruise O’Brien’s 1960 book The Shaping of Modern Ireland  with The Shaping of Modern Ireland – A Centenary Assessment

Over three days last week at Churchill College, Cambridge, historians from around the world discussed the Easter Rising in the context of the revoluti(...)

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