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Marshall McLuhan: Not only did he read Finnegans Wake in full, it inspired one  of his own defining works. Photograph: Michel Laurent/ Getty Images

To a general audience, the Canadian media theorist Marshall McLuhan (1911–1980) is now best remembered, if at all, for a few pithy phrases. He predict(...)

Kyle Park Agricultural school, built by Alan Turing’s grandfather in 1843

The day before the US election, I had to drive down to darkest Tipperary for a television shoot. After months of confinement in Dublin, enforced or vo(...)

Kate King, great-grandmother of CNN’s John King, at the family’s ancestral home in Doonloughan near Ballyconneely, Co Galway.

An Irish relative of CNN TV anchor John King says her family was “glued” to his US election coverage and plans to show him around their Connemara ance(...)

The New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman in New York, November 6th, 2020. “For the last four years, The Times reporter has been the human incarnation of a nation riveted, like it or not, by Donald Trump,” writes New York Times columnist Ben Smith. Photograph: Benjamin Norman/The New York Times

Maggie Haberman lives rent-free in Donald Trump’s head, all over the front page of The New York Times and also in a brick house in an unglamorous Broo(...)

CNN news anchor John King has been one of the media stars of the US election coverage thanks to his ‘magic wall’ interactive election map. Photograph: CNN.

Ballina and Carlingford can claim Joe Biden and Doonbeg Donald Trump but Doonloughan in Connemara can join an illustrious list of famous Irish ancestr(...)

CNN’s John King: he is just one Key Race Alert away from being asked to run for our own presidency

Some people will say the definitive moment in the wake of the US presidential election came when Georgia turned blue, or later when Pennsylvania did, (...)

Gillian O’Brien: “It is unusual to go to a general history site and not to be told something about 1916 even though 1916 took place geographically in very few places.”  Photograph: Alistair Daniel

Author Gillian O’Brien felt that there was a tendency towards a ‘traditional’ telling of history in Ireland, and set out to find the darkness in he(...)

The HSE  had spent €7.5m on ViraPro products, and has purchased 3.8m units. Photograph: Dave Meehan

What is the controversy over hand sanitiser about? Hand sanitisers to be effective are supposed to contain a minimum of 60 per cent alcohol, usually (...)

INMO general secretary Phil Ní Sheaghdha said student nurses are taken for granted. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw for The Irish Times

Student nurses and midwives are being exploited during the Covid-19 pandemic, the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation has claimed. It said on Frid(...)

Fianna Fáil TD Marc MacSharry alleged State employees were opportunistic in using the crisis ‘to do nothing’. File photograph: The Irish Times

Taoiseach Micheál Martin has said he does not agree with party colleague Marc MacSharry’s comments accusing public servants of using the Covid-19 cris(...)

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