Joe Mulholland

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Former RTE journalist Mike Burns at Glenties, Co Donegal in 2012. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

President Michael D Higgins and Taoiseach Micheál Martin have led the tributes to former RTÉ journalist Mike Burns who has died aged 84. Mr Higgins n(...)

Declan Peelo says his income has been reduced to between 30 and 50% of pre-Covid takings, depending on the day. Photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times.

In the taxi-waiting area at Dublin Airport on a recent Sunday morning drivers were playing cards, reading newspapers and walking lengths of the bay fo(...)

MacGill Summer School director Joe Mulholland with Simon Coveney at the 2017 MacGill Summer School in Glenties, Co Donegal. Photograph: North West Newspix

When Joe Mulholland arrived in Glenties last Sunday to open the 38th MacGill Summer School, he was planning to announce it was to be his last. It’s b(...)

MacGill Summer School’s founder and director Joe Mulholland plans to recruit a young researcher to help him recruit a wider variety of speakers. Photograph: Eric Luke

A joke has been doing the rounds in recent weeks that across the country prominent women were afraid to answer the phone in case it was the organiser (...)

“He was one of the best editors I ever worked for,” broadcaster Olivia O’Leary has said in defence of MacGill Summer School director Joe Mulholland. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

RTÉ broadcaster Olivia O’Leary has defended MacGill Summer School director Joe Mulholland and said he is not a misogynist. Mr Mulholland has apologi(...)

Some of the male participants scheduled to speak at the MacGill Summer School

The theme of this year’s MacGill Summer School is “the future of Ireland in a new Europe. ” Women, you might be forgiven for thinking, will play a sig(...)

Winston Churchill: “I hope to see a Europe where men and women of every country will think of being European as of belonging to their native land.” Photograph: Yousuf Karsh

Most of the discourse on Brexit in this country has focused, not surprisingly, on the rather narrow agenda of possible economic effects on our economy(...)

 Conor Brady (left) at the launch of his book A Hunt in Winter with Joe Mulholland. Photograph: Eric Luke

The latest book in the Joe Swallow murder mystery series was unveiled at a launch party in Hodges & Figgis in Dublin on Monday night. A Hunt in W(...)

MacGill Summer School director Joe Mulholland with the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, Paschal Donohoe. Photograph: North West Newspix

Those attending the summer school this week heard arguments that retirement is bad for you, a notion that sits well with Dr Joe Mulholland, who, since(...)

A portrait of the late Brian Friel. the MacGill Summer School has the influences of art and literature mixed through  political talk. Photograph:  Bobbie Hanvey

Last week brought my first taste of the MacGill Summer School, one of those unique Irish experiences which was always on my list of “must get up there(...)

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