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Pop star Madonna is escorted to St Patrick’s Church, Monkstown, Co Dublin, yesterday for the funeral Mass of architect David Collins, who died on July 17th after a short ilness. Photograph: Mark Doyle

There is fashionably late and then there is extremely late. At yesterday’s funeral Mass in Dublin for Glenageary architect David Collins, his close fr(...)

Seán Lemass (1899-1971) was taoiseach from 1959 to 1966.He grew up on Capel Street, in Dublin’s north inner city, and fought in the 1916 Rising as a p(...)

Understanding the change in Ian Paisley has thrown even the most astute commentators off course. How did the demagogue whose constant rant was: “Never(...)

The Taoiseach Enda Kenny at the launch of a Europe-wide Report by the American Chamber of Commerce Ireland, in Dublin on Wednesday. Photograph: Eric Luke

Today’s report by the House of Commons Public Accounts Committee on the issue of Google’s tax affairs is another media story that brings to internatio(...)

English clarinettist Michael Collins (above) was first brought to Ireland by John Ruddock. Collins says Ruddock was ‘a real enthusiast, he loved certain composers, others were a no-no for him . . . Thank goodness for the passion. And behind the scenes we had some fantastic times.’

It was the late John Ruddock who first brought English clarinettist Michael Collins to Irish audiences. On March 1st, 1982, he presented him at Villie(...)

Pierre Joannon is well known to anyone with an interest in Irish history and culture. The honorary consul general of Ireland in the south of France si(...)

Samantha Power speaking in the Rose Garden of the White House after President Barack Obama made his announcement about her appointment. Photograph: Jason Reed/Reuters

With the appointment of the Irish-born foreign policy expert and author Samantha Power as US ambassador to the United Nations, Ireland has gained a(...)

The Government has been accused of “sleepwalking”through false and destructive claims about the country’s tax code.Fianna Fáil’s Dara Calleary describ(...)

Apple CEO Tim Cook appears before seanators Carl Levin and John McCain.

Wednesday’s letter by Irish Ambassador to the US Michael Collins, to the US Subcommittee on Permanent Investigations, set out Ireland’s stall on the t(...)

 Senator Carl Levin:  had repeatedly described Ireland as a tax haven during senate hearings. Photograph: Reuters

Two top Washington politicians have rejected the contention by the Irish Ambassador to the US that Ireland is not a “tax haven”.Ambassador Michael Col(...)

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