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Paddy Terry: his career was one of high achievement. It was also unique in that it continued long after normal retirement age and spanned over 70 years of public service.

Paddy Terry (March 11th, 1920 – September 28th, 2020), a former senior official in the Department of Justice and parliamentary draftsman in the Attorn(...)

“I found a mention from 1945, in the Anglo-Celt (a Cavan newspaper, but with expansionist ambitions)”

The townland I grew up in is generally known in English as “Nafferty”, although there are variant spellings. It’s a jaunty-sounding name and becomes e(...)

Máirtín Ó Cadhain: one of the foremost writers to promote modernism in Irish-language writing

Teacher, writer, academic, republican and Irish-language activist Máirtín Ó Cadhain, who died 50 years ago on October 18th, would probably be seen as (...)

People who wear face visors instead of masks to protect themselves from Covid-19 may be putting themselves at greater risk from the illness with older people particularly vulnerable, one of the State’s leading virologists has warned. Photograph: Chesnot/Getty Images)

People who wear face visors instead of masks to protect themselves from Covid-19 may be putting themselves at greater risk from the illness with older(...)

Sr Margaret MacCurtain: Generations of students remember her as a warm, friendly, approachable, helpful person. Photograph: Eric Luke

Margaret MacCurtain May 17th, 1929-October 5th, 2020 The distinguished historian, educator, feminist and human-rights activist, Dr Margaret MacCurta(...)

Eileen Flynn: ‘A lot of my teachers believed in me.’  Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

A member of the Traveller community, Ballyfermot-born Eileen Flynn was no stranger to challenges from a young age. Twenty years ago, when she was just(...)

Alan Ledwith says concrete production is responsible for 9 per cent of global fresh water consumption annually. Photograph: iStock

Alan Ledwith has spent 30 years in the construction industry, working mainly with timber builds and other types of modern construction methods such as(...)

Hundreds of people protest outside the Icelandic parliament in Reykjavík in October, 2010 against evictions after a recession sank the country’s banking sector and forced the collapse of the Icelandic government. Photograph: Halldor Kolbeins/AFP/Getty Images

Anger and anxiety seem to be the two dominant emotions of our day. At the group level we see civil unrest, industrial strife and prejudice towards mig(...)

Ernest Blythe: cut the old-age pension by a shilling a week in his 1924 budget

One of the most “unlucky deeds” ever carried out by a minister for finance was when Ernest Blythe cut the old-age pension by one shilling per week in (...)

One of  Jeanette Lowe’s pictures exploring   Dublin inner-city street scenes. Photograph: Jeanette Lowe

Culture Night 2020 is already a memory but Berlin-based Candice Gordon, rock singer turned Ireland’s first full-time cultural officer for the Departme(...)

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