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A student moves into a cruise ship that has been turned into a floating dorm at St Mary’s College of Maryland in the US. Photograph: Getty

Potential plans to house homeless people on a rented cruise ship by Dublin City Council have been rejected by Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy. A (...)

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(...)

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(...)

Alan  Hawe with his sons Ryan (6), Liam (13) and  Niall (11)

Outside Barconey Heights, a picturesque four-house estate overlooking rolling Cavan hills across a narrow country road, Garda forensic team members we(...)

Many local marches converged at the GPO on O’Connell Street this afternoon as tens of thousands protested against water charges. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Many local marches converged at the GPO on O’Connell Street this afternoon as tens of thousands protested against water charges.There was traffic disr(...)