French singer Severine reads the Sunday Independent newspaper in her hotel on 4th April, the day after she won the 1971 Eurovision Song Contest with the song ‘Un banc, un arbre, une rue’ for Monaco in Dublin, Ireland on 3rd April 1971. Photograph: Rolls Press/Popperfoto/Getty Images

Revisiting another facet of the colourful history of print journalism in Ireland would hardly justify even a faint cry of “Hold the front page”. At le(...)

Siún Ní Dhuinn: ‘I think it’s time to re-evaluate the narrative around the language’

I grew up in Dundalk. Neither of my parents were fluent speakers. I attended an Irish medium school, Gaelscoil Dhún Dealgan, situated in a disadvantag(...)

Dr Mark Empey of NUIG will consider how 17th-century Irish traders fared in Europe, in  “Traders, Tricksters and Tearaways: the Irish in Europe” at the Mícheál Ó Cléirigh summer school. Photograph: Getty Images

Ireland’s trading relationship with the EU, the machinations of Brexit, and the forays of adventurous Irish merchants 400 years ago will be compared a(...)