John Horgan

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 The only place one could legitimately purchase and consume alcohol on the national saint’s anniversary in that era, apart from hotels, was the Dublin Dog Show in Ballsbridge. Photograph:  Dara Mac Dónaill

The imminence of St Patrick’s Day in an era of lockdown coincides, roughly, with the elapse of some six decades since the end of the fatwah which had (...)

In the Seanad in 1974, Mary Robinson tackled the personal and legal limbo of children born out of wedlock

More than four decades – shamefully – now separate us from the initial, courageous effort made by Mary Robinson and others to spotlight and remedy the(...)

Britain’s prime minister Boris Johnson is welcomed by European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen in the Berlaymont building at the EU headquarters in Brussels last week. Photograph: Olivier Hoslet / Pool / AFP via Getty Images

While the current imbroglio between the UK and the EU (perhaps more accurately between England and the EU), whatever its outcome, is of great signific(...)

Tom Barry: an unexpected initiative

Eunan O’Halpin and Daithí Ó Corráin’s magisterial study of the casualties of the struggle for Irish independence, The Dead of the Irish Revolution, wi(...)

“She had taken matters into her own hands, setting up a small distilling operation which had, eventually, come to the notice of the forces of law and order”

In these torrid times for the licensing trade, the shebeen seems to have been making a reappearance – of sorts. It is not so long, however, since not (...)

Fr Enda McDonagh: a powerful advocate of what he describes as theology at the fringe – a theology that puts the socially and politically excluded at its heart. Photograph: David Sleator

Enda McDonagh’s 90th birthday at the end of June reminds me that his close friend Seán MacRéamoinn, in a classic flight of fancy, once suggested that (...)

Kepak head of sales north America Joanne Farrelly, managing director  John Horgan, Minister of State for Food Andrew Doyle and Bord Bia chief executive Tara McCarthy at the announcement of the US venture.

Irish meat-processing group Kepak has become the first European meat company to secure access to the US burger market, the largest meat market in the (...)

Circa 1955: taoiseach Éamon de Valera (1882 - 1975) with Frank Aiken (1898 - 1983). Photograph:  Sean Sexton/Getty Images

Current controversies about the place and role of Northern Ireland post-Brexit would be even more interesting if the participants were aware of a poli(...)

EU and Irish officials are exploring the possibility of carrying out “factory gate” customs checks. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

Two of the State’s largest agri-food businesses have raised concerns about practical measures being considered for checks on food and animal health t(...)

CGI artist’s impression of the Prism building, Cork

“If Apple was coming to Cork today it wouldn’t be going up to Hollyhill; it would be directed to all that space in the docklands which, incidentally, (...)

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