Sean Lemass

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Des O’Malley on the plinth at Leinster House before his retirement from politics. Photograph: Alan Betson/ The Irish Times

Born: February 2nd, 1939 Died: July 21st, 2021 Desmond (Des or Dessie) O’Malley, who was sometimes called “the best taoiseach the country never had’’(...)

Leaving Cert students prepare for their exams at Sutton Park School, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

For the first time in history, this year’s Leaving Cert history students did not have to stress as much about time, in a paper that provided candidate(...)

Seán Lemass:   The right way to commemorate him is to rename Dublin Airport “Seán Lemass Airport” or “Lemass Airport”.

May 2021 marked the 50th anniversary of the death of Seán Lemass. There has been a lot of activity, both in writing and in statements, about the event(...)

  Taoiseach Micheál Martin   in Deansgrange cemetery during a wreath-laying event to mark the 50th anniversary of Seán Lemass’s death. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The absence of a statue to Seán Lemass or a significant commemoration in his name is “shameful”, Taoiseach Micheál Martin has said. Paying tribute to(...)

Lemass’s contribution to Irish society and the economy ‘is not celebrated as much as it should be’ and should be marked at a national level, says FF Senator Malcolm Byrne. File photograph: The Irish Times

A call has been made for Dublin Airport to be named after former taoiseach Seán Lemass. The 50th anniversary of his death is marked on Tuesday. Fian(...)

Cairn Homes chief executive Michael Stanley cited what he described as a “mind-blowing statistic” that the home ownership rates among 25-39-year-olds is now down to about 12 per cent.  Photography/Avalon/Getty Images)

Next year it will be 40 years since I got my first mortgage, jointly with my wife-to-be. I am 63. I got a mortgage at 24. I was a very badly paid fre(...)

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A Cork correspondent exiled in Roscommon asks if I am familiar with the word “grig”, a verb meaning “to annoy” which he recently heard used by his wif(...)

Michael Cronin: erudite, with a fund of stories and anecdotes, laced with a fine line in self-deprecation, you departed Michael’s company enriched by the conversation.

Michael Cronin died in his 91st year recently on January 5th. He had many facets to a long and productive life, not least part of that group of us, or(...)

Passengers at Dublin airport as the Cabinet met on Monday to discuss tightening travel restrictions. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

For thousands of years, governments trying to deal with plagues were overwhelmed in two ways. They didn’t have the practical systems to cope with dise(...)

The workforce at the Ford motor company in Cork

RTÉ catches a lot of flack over the uneven quality of its scripted drama and comedy but one genre at which the broadcaster has long excelled are docum(...)

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