Ulysses Medal

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Columbia University economist Jeffrey Sachs: suggested the €13 billion in back taxes which Apple has been ordered to pay Ireland by the European Commisison belonged in the US. Photograph: Jason Clarke

Leading US economist and UN special adviser Jeffrey Sachs has accused the Irish Government of facilitating multinational tax avoidance on a grand scal(...)

In the 1969 general election, the Labour party under Bredan Corish ampaigned under the slogan “the seventies will be socialist” and it promptly lost four seats.

Thirty years ago Desmond Fennell observed that socialist thought in Ireland was “virtually non-existent”. James Connolly “is still the chief reference(...)

Seamus Heaney did not confine himself to poetry. A respected critic, he also was a distinguished academic and his translations from Greek, Latin, Italian, Irish and Anglo-Saxon reflect the extent of his learning. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Born: April 13th, 1939; Died: August 30th, 2013The Nobel laureate Seamus Heaney, who has died aged 74, was described by Robert Lowell as “the most imp(...)