John Horgan

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The last newspaper journalism awards  were held in 2013 and attracted 800 entries, with Kitty Holland of The Irish Times winning journalist of the year for breaking the story of Savita Halappanavar. File photograph: Shane O’Neill/Fennell Photography

The National Lottery is to sponsor the newspaper journalism awards which are returning for the first time in three years. The awards are run by News(...)

Former editor of the ‘Sunday Press’ Michael Keane died on Saturday in hospital. File photograph: Aidan Crawley

The funeral Mass has taken place in south Dublin of the former editor of the Sunday Press and public relations consultant Michael Keane. A large num(...)

A plaque commemorating the 1916 leaders who were executed in Kilmainham Gaol. Photograph: Frank Miller

Those of us in the commemoration business, be it in respect of the Rising or of the broader decade of revolution that was 1912-22, don’t even attempt (...)

Sinn Féin candidate Kathleen Funchion in the groove with partner Eddie Wall during Strictly Let’s Dance Callan, which was held at the same time as the count for the Carlow/Kilkenny election seats. Funchion went on to take a Dáil seat but not the dance title. Photograph: Pat Moore

Some of the crowd at the count in Carlow-Kilkenny thought Sinn Féin’s Kathleen Funchion was being a bit presumptuous when she sashayed into the Cillin(...)

John Horgan: ‘It will take enormous stamina, youthful energy, and the ability to create or re-create a specifically Labour vision for the future of Ireland.’ Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The election has demonstrated that one of the biggest shifts in electoral attitudes – and it is one that, in spite of the devastation of last week, sh(...)

Terence McCaughey: a keen consciousness of human imperfection and a sense of self-deprecating fun

Terence McCaughey, who has died aged 83, was a clergyman, an academic, an inveterate campaigner for progressive causes and a man of many parts whose r(...)

Former taoiseach Jack Lynch (right), with David Andrews (centre) and Sean Barrett at the official opening of the first multi-denominational school, Dalkey school Project National School, in 1984. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

Are the snakes coming back? That was the question posed in 1976 by a nasty, sectarian and anonymous pamphlet circulated in response to the Da(...)

Hot press: John Horgan (right) checks the first Education Times with printers Harry Doyle and Tommy Butterly

I first met John Horgan in the late 1960s, when he was a religion and education correspondent for The Irish Times. It was a time of foment and change (...)

  Former press ombudsman Prof  John Horgan with    the author of John Redmond: A Life Undone, Irish Times foreign editor Chris Dooley,  at the book launch at Hodges Figgis in Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

“Huge sacrifices” were made by John Redmond, which should be acknowledged even as the sacrifices of the leaders of the 1916 are acknowledged, author C(...)

A panel discussion with Roy Foster, Louise Ryan, Maurice Walsh and Diarmaid Ferriter takes place at the London Irish Centre on September 2nd.

In his political memoir, Conduct Unbecoming, founder of the now defunct Progressive Democrats Des O’Malley churns out a familiar myth still prevalent (...)

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