A TCD Hist member speaking on the opposition side against the motion 'This House Would Vote for Mitt Romney to be the next President of the United States of America'. File photograph: Alan Betson

Much of what passes for debate nowadays is characterised by individuals with scant knowledge of what they are talking about, pouring forth ill-digeste(...)

Mary Lee. Photograph: State Library of South Australia

“My cause is the cause of womanhood, and no bluster or denunciation will silence me while one wrong to womanhood exists of which I have knowledge or a(...)

File image of Conor Cruise O’Brien. In the Labour Party his views on the North caused huge dissension, but with the support of Brendan Corish he swung the party behind his policies.

Conor Cruise O’Brien, the centenary of whose birth occurs on November 3rd, was one of the most influential and courageous public figures to emerge in(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar: believes public and political debate is riven by misconceptions. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

At the end of The Candidate, the 1972 Oscar-winning film about a no-hoper candidate for the US senate who pulls off a famous victory, there is a momen(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar: I intend to recruit a number of special advisers. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has been planning his ascent to the top of the political mountain for a long time. Now that he has reached the summit, it was (...)

Trinity College  historian Patrick Geoghegan also hosts a radio show. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has hired a prominent Trinity College historian to assist him with research and speechwriting. Patrick Geoghegan is professor (...)

San Patricio: the 1,200-acre Pampas farm where William and Mary Geoghegan lived 100 years ago

I am staring, wide-eyed, over Gustavo Paez’s shoulder in the public records office in Laboulaye, a small town buried deep in the vast Pampas plains. (...)

Actor Tom Vaughan Lawlor stars as Patrick Pearse in TV3’s new 1916 commemorative three-part series ‘Trial of the Century’.  photograph: brian mcevoy

TV3 has announced dates for Trial of the Century starring Tom Vaughan-Lawlor (Charlie, Love/Hate) as Patrick Pearse in a three-part series that imagin(...)

The remains of the late Justice Adrian Hardiman arriving at the Church of the Holy Name in Ranelagh today, accompanied by his wife Yvonne and family and other mourners. Photograph: Dave Meehan/ The Irish Times

The funeral of Supreme Court judge Adrian Hardiman has taken place in Ranelagh, Dublin. President Michael D Higgins, his wife Sabina, and aide de ca(...)

Husband and wife Eddie Walsh and Constance Cassidy bought Lissadell House in Sligo in 2003, after the State baulked at the €4 million purchase price a(...)

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