Ronan Fanning

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Ireland’s gifted Paul McGrath – The Black Pearl of Inchicore – salutes fans at the World Cup homecoming in Dublin on  July 1st, 1990. File photograph: Inpho

Discussing soccer with historian Prof Ronan Fanning is not something I had ever contemplated. But there I found myself, outside the old UCD bar as we (...)

Former British cabinet minister Michael Portillo. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Last year while filming his new documentary about the War of Independence, former British defence secretary Michael Portillo found himself alone at th(...)

Eighteenth-century table achieved €3,800 against a reserve of €500-€800 through Adams.

Results June 30th Adams, St Stephen’s Green, At Home Sale: Eleven pieces of Russian Gardner porcelain sold for a collective €47,500, more than four(...)

Capt Dara Fitzpatrick, who died along with her crewmates Capt Mark Duffy, Ciarán Smith and Paul Ormsby while on a search and rescue mission in March. Photograph: Cyril Byrne
Rest in peace ... They died in 2017
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  • December 28, 2017, 06:00

JANUARY 8 – Peter Sarstedt, English singer/songwriter – Where Do You Go To (My Lovely)? – age 75 9 – TK Whitaker, economist and former public servan(...)

British prime minister Theresa May: before Brexit she predicted “Border controls” if the referendum was carried; now, she speaks disingenuously of a “frictionless” Border. Photograph: Facundo Arrizabalaga/EPA

How would you like your Brexit served? Hard? Harder? Soft? Open? And what about your side dish of Irish Border; how would you like that done? Hard or (...)

Ronan Fanning: May 6th, 1941-January 18th, 2017. He played an important role in the Hume initiative to bring peace to Northern Ireland.
Obituary: Ronan Fanning
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  • January 21, 2017, 06:00

Ronan Fanning, professor emeritus of modern history at UCD, who has died aged 75, was “an important public intellectual”, Minister for Foreign Affairs(...)

 Ronan Fanning: Many of the issues he addressed in his history writing – especially the extent of independence and interdependence in Anglo-Irish affairs – have an added contemporary resonance because of Brexit.

The historian Ronan Fanning, who died on Wednesday, would have relished the opportunity of parsing Theresa May’s much awaited Brexit speech. The las(...)

Prof Ronan Fanning: Had a low tolerance for mediocrity. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

The death of Ronan Fanning, a member of the Royal Irish Academy, professor emeritus of Modern History at University College Dublin and former presiden(...)

Prof Ronan Fanning: “A brilliant, teacher, researcher and writer.” Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Tributes have been paid to Ronan Fanning, professor emeritus of modern Irish history at UCD, who has died aged 75. He was the author of several book(...)

Former UK ambassador Dominick Chilcott laying a wreath at the State event marking the deaths of British soldiers in the Easter Rising at Grangegorman Military Cemetery, Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke

This year’s State commemoration of the Easter Rising has been criticised for not achieving the stated goal of inclusivity. But its critics, including (...)

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