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Edward Delaney, sculptor, who died 22 September 2009, executed two of Dublin’s most familiar public monuments: the bronze statues of Wolfe Tone and of Thomas Davis.
Recently, one of the greatest prizes in marine archaeology – HMS Terror – was located in Terror Bay, south of King William Island, Nunavut, Canada.
One of the 41 new lives added to the Dictionary of Irish Biography online in June 2016.
Ryan made and lost a fortune leasing aircraft before recovering it all by kick-starting low fares air travel.
The June 2016 supplement has been added to the Dictionary of Irish Biography (DIB) online. Consisting of 41 lives, most of whom died in the years 2009 and 2010.
Vere Thomas St Leger Goold (1853–1909) reached the 1879 mens final at Wimbledon, he remains the only Wimbledon finalist convicted of murder.
A range of lives feature in the December 2015 ‘missing persons’ update to the Dictionary of Irish Biography online, comprising persons omitted from the 2009 first edition. Read the entry on Pearl Dunlevy, a tenacious...
A range of lives feature in the December 2015 ‘missing persons’ update to the Dictionary of Irish Biography online, comprising persons omitted from the 2009 first edition. This entry focuses on Sir Francis Vane –...
This week's Modern Ireland in 100 Artworks features Tony O'Malley's Self Portrait, 1989.
This week’s Modern Ireland in 100 Artworks is Stewart Parker’s Pentecost, first performed in 1987.