SUGRUE, Michael ‘Butty’ (1924–77), circus strongman, entrepreneur and boxing promoter, was born 27 July 1924 in Gortnascarry, near Killorglin, Co. Kerry, one of six children of Timothy Sugrue, a farmer, […]

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Rabies is an infection associated with a wide range of wild and domestic animals. After dogs, cattle were the most commonly affected animals in Ireland in the late 1890s, mostly […]

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The official organ of the government of the Republic of Ireland is Iris Oifigiúil, which is in effect a state newspaper for the publication of important public notices. Those notices […]

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Albrecht Dürer (1471–1528) was the first superstar of northern European art. Vasari’s Lives of the artists (1568) describes Dürer as a ‘truly great painter and creator of the most beautiful […]

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James Barry remains the most ambitious, controversial and important painter that Ireland has produced. He was also a neo-classical painter of major international significance, although not often given his due […]

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