Maureen Potter

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Florence (Florrie) Murphy: a people person before management consultants wrote books about it

This article is one of a series about people who have died with coronavirus in Ireland and among the diaspora. You can read more of them here. If you (...)

“Could they not be, I don’t know, eating stuff while they’re shiteing on? Earwig sandwiches. Bonjella on a cream cracker. Blah, blah, blah.”

Oisinn rubs his two hands together. “I’m looking forward to this,” he goes. And I tell him – yeah, no – I am, too? The annual Iron Stomach Contest i(...)

T he ultimate accolade, or utterly ridiculous? Arguably, honorary degrees have become a bit of a farce, with colleges no one has ever heard of trippin(...)

Andrews Lane Theatre: in a central location between Trinity Street and Exchequer Street, it premiered plays by Maeve Binchy and Roddy Doyle. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

Andrews Lane Theatre in central Dublin has been acquired for €4.4 million by a consortium of private investors led by Adrian Shanagher’s Firebreak Hos(...)

Suffragist Margaret Sandhurst was the first woman to be given the Freedom of the City, in 1889, three years before her death.

In 140 years, 80 people have been awarded the Freedom of the City of Dublin. Nominated by the Lord Mayor, and approved by Dublin City Council, the awa(...)

The certificate granting the ‘Freedom of the City of Dublin’ to the artist Sir John Lavery in 1935 has turned up after 80 years and is to be sold at auction later this month. Photograph: Fine Art & Collectibles Auctioneers & Valuers

The certificate granting the Freedom of the City of Dublin to the artist Sir John Lavery in 1935 has turned up after 80 years and is to be sold at auc(...)

Peadar Bourke, christened Peter but always known by the Irish version of his name, who has died aged 88, was the last surviving member of Dublin’s fam(...)

Jim McCann in 1966: Photograph: Michael O’Reilly

“Strange how potent cheap music is,” Noël Coward observed. The career of Jim McCann, a folksinger who performed as a solo artist and a sometime member(...)

Kevin O’Connor, who has died aged 84, and who was known to the worlds of stage, screen and television by his stage name of Conor Evans, was an Irish a(...)

Lame dames: ‘The Centre’, on RTÉ

I blame the spirit of Jimmy O’Dea and Maureen Potter. Playing to the gallery is somehow soldered on to the DNA chain of our comedians so that o(...)

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