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Seán Lemass: The Lemass tapes will substantially re-shape our knowledge and understanding of Lemass himself, of Fianna Fáil in and out of government, and political history in the four decades after 1932.

Old tapes can throw new light on history. Seán Lemass was a politician who never wrote an autobiography, but he left behind an extraordinary series of(...)

From left: Dr Thomas Morris, archbishop of Cashel, president Éamon de Valera, Cardinal John D’Alton and taoiseach Seán Lemass at Dr Morris’s consecration at Thurles Cathedral in February 1960. Photograph: Gordon Standing

Seán Lemass may have lived during a time when the Catholic Church was dominant in Irish society, but, nevertheless, he always believed there was a str(...)

Portrait of Seán Lemass in Leinster House.

Harold MacMillan and the United Kingdom’s EEC membership “I do not think that either MacMillan or any member of the British government ever fully und(...)

Nikita Murtagh (centre, covered up) leaves court after she pleaded guilty to unlawful possession of a semi-automatic pistol in a train station. Photograph: Collins

A 21-year old woman who pleaded guilty to having a loaded gun in a buggy carrying a three-year-old child has been given a suspended sentence by the Sp(...)

Gardaí went into a unit in a business park in Rathcoole, Co Dublin and found an arsenal of firearms and ammunition, the Special Criminal Court was told.

Gardaí found a secret compartment in a van containing an assortment of bullets on the same premises that an “arsenal” of guns ready for use was discov(...)

 Mick Jones (left), Joe Strummer and Paul Simonon of punk  band The Clash performing in about 1980. File photograph: Hulton Archive/Getty Images

‘This was a baptism of fire.” Paul Tipping is remembering his time as the entertainments officer of the students union in Trinity College Dublin in 1(...)

Pope Francis and President Michael D Higgins at ease meeting in the Vatican. Photograph: Maxwells

An advantage of being “spiritual” rather than religious, as President Michael D Higgins described himself during his election campaign in 2011, is tha(...)

Dr Chris Fitzpatrick has stepped down from the  board planning the relocation of the National Maternity Hospital.  File photograph: Garrett White/Collins

Plans to relocate the National Maternity Hospital (NMH) to a religious-owned site at St Vincent’s University Hospital in Dublin have suffered a fresh (...)

  Browne at his home in Connemara. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy.

Thirty years ago, the autobiography of a complex and controversial Irish politician was published – to acclaim in some quarters and horror in others. (...)

The national anthem is played ahead of the drawn All-Ireland football final in September. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Imagine, so, the scene across Mayo on Friday morning, the last sun of September not fully risen over the gridlocked commuter sprawl of the Bangor-Erri(...)

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