Thomas Prior

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The Royal Dublin Society. Photograph: Dónal Murphy

For the tens of thousands who flock to the RDS every August, the buildings and showgrounds in Ballsbridge mean just one thing: horses. A highlight on (...)

The society was founded by Thomas Prior, above, and 13 friends, all male and all from the middle classes of the Protestant ascendency

You can not be in business these days without someone exhorting you to be innovative, to apply new thinking to solve problems and make improvements th(...)

George Berkeley: attempted to set up a college in Bermuda that would develop into a perfect Christian city

Every generation flirts with utopian ideals. A hundred years ago, we had Patrick Pearse’s nationalistic vision of a self-sustaining Ireland born of b(...)