Joe Mcgowan

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Taoiseach Leo Varadkar at the National Famine Commemoration in  Sligo. Photograph: James Connolly

The best way we can honour those who suffered and died during the Great Famine is by showing empathy with those who are suffering today, the Taoiseach(...)

Joe McGowan: rare indeed for property developers to write memoirs. Photograph: Frank Miller

It is rare indeed for property developers to write memoirs, or leave anything on the public record. But that’s what Joe McGowan, of once-notorious bui(...)

When businessman Lars Bjoerk moved to Ireland from Sweden in 1970 his love of horses was a major driving factor. An accomplished international event r(...)

Keith Clarke at Inishmurray Island off Co Sligo

Keith Clarke has been bringing visitors to Inishmurray Island, seven kilometres off the coast of Sligo, for 32 years, but says he was devastated last (...)

Mr Justice Alan Mahon: has long since returned to spending most of his time in the courts. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill .

On the lines of the old football cliché, the planning tribunal was a game of two halves. The first, the years from 1997 to 2002, covered its start-u(...)

George Redmond: he spent much of his retirement under investigation for corruption by the planning tribunal and the Criminal Assets Bureau, throughout which he maintained his innocence.

George Redmond was a man of considerable ability and intelligence who had “an unshakeable belief in himself,” mourners at the funeral of the former as(...)

Irish tea brands have been tapping into emigrants’ nostalgia for a cup of tea for years now, with sentimental television ads featuring misty-ey(...)