John Horgan

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Seán Lemass: The Lemass tapes will substantially re-shape our knowledge and understanding of Lemass himself, of Fianna Fáil in and out of government, and political history in the four decades after 1932.

Old tapes can throw new light on history. Seán Lemass was a politician who never wrote an autobiography, but he left behind an extraordinary series of(...)

Bob Barnes, with family members at the funeral of his wife former TD, Senator and member of the Council of State, Monica Barnes. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Former Fine Gael senator and TD Monica Barnes was described as “open and optimistic’’ by her daughter, Sarah, at her funeral in Killiney, Co Dublin. (...)

Garda recruits during a  passing out parade at the Garda College in Templemore last April. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Garda sergeants and inspectors are taking legal advice over a possible constitutional challenge to Government plans to restrict their right to become (...)

Kevin Myers was sacked as a ‘Sunday Times’ columnist following a recent article. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A review by the Sunday Times in London as to how the controversial column by journalist Kevin Myers came to be published is expected to be completed l(...)

 INM walked away from its offer to buy Celtic after the  BAI approved the deal with tough conditions. Photograph:  Fran Veale

Independent News & Media (INM) should be barred from buying more local newspapers until there is definitive information on regional titles’ market(...)

Teachers at all levels have a particular balancing act to perform: to safeguard teachers’ welfare and to promote the interests of those they serve. Photograph: The Irish Times

The teachers’ conferences during the week revolved around demands for equality. The two-tier salary scales for teachers are doing great damage to the (...)

Seán Lemass: “He never abandoned the proposition that workers and employers were on the same side, despite appearances,” said Tom Garvin. Photograph: Dermot O’Shea

Minister Shane Ross is on the doss. Worse than that, he is distorting history in order to justify his indolence. He has piously insisted he will not i(...)

Winning writers:   Tomás Ó hUallacháin,  Jack Farrell,  Emma McGoey  and Caitríona Ní Chonaill. Photograph: Colm Mahady/Fennells

Journalists should stay independent, keep their integrity and stay out of political movements, Minister of State Finian McGrath has said. The people w(...)

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald is currently reviewing the 2009 Defamation Act.  Photograph: Alan Betson

The recent publication of the latest Edelsman survey, which finds that trust in Irish media has declined to an all-time low in the 17-year history of (...)

Stock image of a young reporter at work. “Back in no-low-fares, no-internet 1990, being on the Paris-based Journalists in Europe (JE) programme was like stepping into another world; or, perhaps more precisely, just stepping into the world.” File photograph: iStockPhoto/Getty

It was idealistic, fun, paid for by others, and it involved travel – lots of travel. Even today it would be a young journalist’s dream. But back in n(...)

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