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Sean Kelly. There was a time – the 1980s, mostly – when the name ‘Kelly’ and the word ‘Green’ were synonymous

We were discussing recently how in the 19th century, the name “Bridget” became a word in American English, meaning “housemaid”, because of the huge nu(...)

Investment in the Irish economy last year totalled €162 billion, or €3 billion a week. No other country in the world had a bigger per capita investment. Photograph: iStock

Ireland can’t seem to lose on tax. Every few months a gun is pointed at our l2.5 per cent corporation tax rate or we’re blasted as a tax haven, a sop (...)

Monica Hickey, 5th class teacher and Matt Melvin, school principal at St Etchen’s National School, Kinnegad, Co Westmeath. Photograph: Alan Betson

My grandson is 19-months-old. He is half Danish and lives in Copenhagen with his parents. And he has been back in kindergarten since April 15th. That’(...)

 The European Commission’s €13bn Apple tax ruling is effectively the largest corporate tax fine in history. Photograph: John Thys/AFP via Getty

What’s the most uncontested space in Irish politics? Our 12.5 per cent corporation tax. The policy – announced by former Labour finance minister Ruair(...)

 Tom O’Riordan from Tralee CBS winning the senior boys mile at the 1956 Irish Schools Athletics Championships at Duggan Park, Ballinasloe.

The plan was to sit back until the last 300m and then kick blindly to the line. There was no sure or best way of winning, only the dream way, and when(...)

 Ireland and Leinster lock James Ryan in action for St Michael’s in the Senior Cup final against Blackrock in March 2013. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

They have become the leading rugby feeder school in the country, so much so that St Michael’s have become something of a modern-day phenomenon – the b(...)

Sutton Park in Dublin 13 is the second most expensive private school for day pupils, with fees of €7,900 a year. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The taxpayer subsidised private schools by more than €90 million last year, according to official figures. The vast bulk of this sum went on salaries(...)

Minister for Education Joe McHugh speaks at the Irish Primary Principals’ Network’s annual conference in Citywest last January. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The reception which Ministers for Education get at teachers’ conferences tends to range from plain frosty to outright hostile. So, when Joe McHugh – (...)

Laura Mulvey, whose daughter attends Scoil an Duinnínigh, in Co Dublin, is frustrated by unclear answers about the divestment process. Photograph: Laura Hutton

Outside the gates of Catholic national schools in the affluent suburbs of Malahide and Portmarnock this week, there was only one topic of conversation(...)

John Bruton, seen here with taoiseach  Garret FitzGerald, warned of “serious emerging excesses”. Photograph: Pat Langan

Garret FitzGerald’s unilateral intervention as taoiseach in 1986 to save the Bewley’s chain of cafes in Dublin led to a major row with his minister fo(...)

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