Michael Davitt

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Nonagenarian jam makers and celebrity tractor crimes – excellent work, Big Week on the Farm.

On Monday’s Big Week on the Farm: Harvest (RTÉ1, Monday to Thursday) I watch two hair stylists giving a makeover to some cows. “It’s finally happening(...)

Nurses and patients in a hospital ward in Ireland circa 1890. Photograph: Sean Sexton/Getty Images

Public fascination with surgical developments was mirrored by this newspaper throughout its first 50 years; stories of ‘remarkable’ and ‘extraordinary(...)

Jimmy Hogan during his first spell at Aston Villa, circa 1936. Photograph: Courtesy of the Aston Villa Archives

When the “Mighty Magyars” of Hungary beat England 6-3 at Wembley in 1953, they humbled the team from the self-declared home of football. It was an ear(...)

 A battering ram is used to break into a house on the estate of Captain Hector Vandeleur in Co  Clare, during an eviction of tenants for the non-payment of rent in 1888. The tenants have stuffed foliage in the doors and windows to hinder entry. Photograph:  Sean Sexton/Getty Images

While leaving their Christian names on the streets of the town they built, as noted here earlier in the week, the Vandeleurs of Kilrush earned a more (...)

Michael Davitt (above) named Martin Hanley Carey  among inmates who became ‘oblivious to their sufferings from temporary insanity’. Photograph:  Universal History Archive/Universal Images Group via Getty Images

Most Leaving Cert students will remember the Franco-Prussian war as the one started by a telegram, the Ems Dispatch. But as a commemoration in Dublin (...)

Michael Davitt’s grave in Straide, Co Mayo

The month of June 1904 has been monopolised in Irish memory by James Joyce, whose first date with Nora Barnacle – on the 16th – later became the setti(...)

Liam Ó Muirthile  in Dún Laoghaire in 2007: “Liam lived life; his legacy is the inspiration to live ours.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

PHILIP KING Speaking about his 770km walk across the Pyrenees from Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port to Santiago de Compostela, in the autumn of 2015, Liam Ó Mu(...)

A quick perusal of the archives of The Irish Times reveals that sleeping disorders and insomnia are no modern phenomenon

In the first of a series looking at the archives of The Irish Times concerning health, even a quick perusal reveals that sleeping disorders and insomn(...)

President Michael D Higgins addresses the Legislative Assembly in Parliament House in Perth, Western Australia, on Tuesday. Photograph: EPA

President Michael D Higgins acknowledged that injustices were inflicted on the Aboriginal people by Irish emigrants in Australia in a landmark address(...)

Kevin Myers. “He fashioned a stick with which anyone who disliked his article for other reasons could beat him.” Photograph: RTÉ Radio One/PA Wire

The Irish patriot Michael Davitt wrote: “Where anti-Semitism stands, in fair political combat, in opposition to the foes of nationality . . . or as th(...)

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