Mary Noonan

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The funeral mass of Mary Noonan took place at the Church of The Assumption, Loughill, Co. Limerick  The coffin leaves the Church followed by her brother Michael and other family members. Photograph: Press 22

Former Fine Gael leader and senior minister Michael Noonan has paid a tearful tribute at the funeral of his sister Mary, who was one of three wom(...)

Former minister for finance Michael Noonan and his sister Mary Noonan. File photograph: Liam Burke/Press 22

Former minister for finance Michael Noonan’s sister Mary was of the three women in their 70s killed in Thursday’s car crash in west Limerick. Mary N(...)

Poet Matthew Sweeney had a gift for friendship and a mischievous smile that led him to be much treasured by family, friends and peers, a ceremony in Co Cork celebrating his life has heard.

Poet Matthew Sweeney had a gift for friendship and a mischievous smile that led him to be much treasured by family, friends and peers, a ceremony in C(...)

 A scene from a dramatisation of  Tressell’s The Ragged  Trousered Philanthropists performed in London in 1949. Photograph: Bert Hardy/Picture Post/Getty Images
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When James Joyce’s Dubliners first appeared in 1914, it carried an advertisement on the dus(...)

The editor of the Cork Literary Review, Eugene O’Connell. Photograph Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

The debate about the so-called death of print is an evolving story, as the popularity of ebook readers such as the Kindle and iPad changes people’s re(...)