SCOTT, John (1739–98), first earl of Clonmel, lawyer and MP, was born 8 June 1739, third son of Thomas Scott, Church of Ireland vicar of Urlings, Co. Kilkenny, and his […]

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During Ireland’s ‘golden years’ at the United Nations in the late 1950s Dublin firmly supported decolonisation and the newly independent African states then joining the UN. Ireland prided itself upon […]

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Bob Collis was the son of William, a lawyer who had been born without property, despite coming from a line of landed Anglo-Irish gentry and medical professionals, but who by […]

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The sky did not fall. Following more than five years of planning and two years of teaching, the new Leaving Certificate history syllabus faced its first practical test in the […]

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