John Dillon

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The modern Irish Border as proposed in Sir James Dougherty’s final assessment, May 11th, 1914.

Nearing a century in existence the Irish Border has become the defining feature of Ireland’s political geography. The Border was established in law in(...)

An exterior view of the SuperValu supermarket on Aston Quay in Dublin. It is part of the family-owned Musgrave group, which features in PwC’s latest report on family businesses. Photograph: Frank Miller

Fewer than one in five family businesses have a formal plan for passing their enterprises on to the next generation, despite this being key to their f(...)

Centra’s store in Terenure, Dublin, part of the family-owned Musgrave Group. Irish family companies need to ask why so few of them prepare properly for transferring their enterprise to the next generation. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

PwC’s family business report began as a strictly local affair, something that the accountancy firm’s Irish arm conceived and produced itself. But head(...)

A post man by the Border. Photograph by Terence Spencer/The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images

The increasing threat of a hard Brexit means we could shortly see a return to a hard Border in Ireland. Here, we look back at how Northern Ireland (...)

The site of the Soloheadbeg ambush, which  started a chain of events that brought about not just one but three civil conflicts that were fought primarily between Irish people. Photograph: Ronan McGreevy

On January 21, 1919, the Sinn Féin MPs elected to Parliament in 1918 implemented a policy of abstention from Westminster and met as Dáil Éireann, affi(...)

Sinn Féin leaders at the First Dáil in 1919. Photograph: Hulton Archive

This weekend a century ago, with the declaration of the general election results on December 28th, Sinn Féin was absorbing the scale of its triumph an(...)

Michael Collins, Luke O’Toole and Harry Boland at Croke Park for the 1921 Leinster hurling final. Photo: ‘The GAA & Revolution in Ireland 1913-1923.

Sometimes history happens and nobody notices. The moment is missed and passes unacknowledged. This was not one of those occasions. The reporter for t(...)

 Meath Street in The Liberties, Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Liberties name in itself is a captivating one, and embodies the idea of freedom and a rebel or independent spirit. The neighbourhood is called suc(...)

The UN Human Rights Council in Geneva: All rights depend upon the existence of an assembly of people to affirm them. Photograph: Jean-Pierre Clatot/AFP/Getty Images

The abortion referendum campaign has been characterised by an emphasis on telling people’s stories rather than engaging in theoretical dialogue. That(...)

The meeting in Ballaghaderreen to protest against the extension of conscription to Ireland on May 5th, 1918, was addressed by Éamon de Valera and Irish Parliamentary Party leader John Dillon. Photograph: George Rinhart/Corbis via Getty Images
1918 timeline

January 8th US president Woodrow Wilson sets out his “14 points for peace” in a speech to Congress. He outlines the possible contours of a post-war se(...)

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