Sean Lemass

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Lyndon Johnson being sworn in on Air Force One after John F Kennedy’s assassination. Johnson was the one who delivered more, but Kennedy still gets the credit.

Lost leaders have a persistent fascination. The reputations of great men cut down in their prime are often more enduring than those who lived to make (...)

Seán Lemass (1899-1971) was taoiseach from 1959 to 1966.He grew up on Capel Street, in Dublin’s north inner city, and fought in the 1916 Rising as a p(...)

Understanding the change in Ian Paisley has thrown even the most astute commentators off course. How did the demagogue whose constant rant was: “Never(...)

When 53 Palmerston Road sold last – for €4.5 million – it was regarded as a good price, although not particularly noteworthy at the time. Houses on th(...)

Former taoiseach Liam Cosgrave’s most vivid recollection of US president John F Kennedy’s 1963 visit to Ireland is of the excitement that gripped the country. “I remember driving up Dame Street and people were hanging out of windows to see him coming along as he was going up to the Castle.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Ireland’s venerable elder statesman, 93-year-old Liam Cosgrave, has a precise memory of the day US president John F Kennedy addressed a joint sitting (...)

Sinn Fein’s Dessie Ellis: said he was a former political prisoner, as were many leading members of Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil in the past

Founders of the Irish State would not be permitted to hold a taxi licence under new legislation to regulate the i(...)

Gerry Adams TD with Pearse Doherty TD and Mary Lou McDonald TD arriving at the Sinn Féin ardfheis in the TF Royal Hotel and Theatre, Castlebar, Co Mayo. Photograph: Keith Heneghan/Phocus

Analysis:  In 1926, Éamon de Valera found himself on the wrong side of a narrowly decided vote by Sinn Féin to continue its policy of abstenti(...)

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In July 2007, the Harris Report indicated that less than one third of pupils from English-medium schools achieved mastery of the Irish language(...)

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