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New Lives in the DIB: Edward Delaney

Wednesday, 21 September 2016

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.

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The DIB in the news: Discovery of HMS Terror

Tuesday, 13 September 2016

Recently, one of the greatest prizes in marine archaeology – HMS Terror – was located in Terror Bay, south of King William Island, Nunavut, Canada.

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New lives added to the Dictionary of Irish Biography – Mick Lally

Wednesday, 3 August 2016

One of the 41 new lives added to the Dictionary of Irish Biography online in June 2016.

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Tony Ryan: wizard of the skies

Friday, 15 July 2016

Ryan made and lost a fortune leasing aircraft before recovering it all by kick-starting low fares air travel.

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New lives added to the Dictionary of Irish Biography online

Thursday, 14 July 2016

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. 

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Wimbledon in the Dictionary of Irish Biography

Wednesday, 22 June 2016

Vere Thomas St Leger Goold (1853–1909) reached the 1879 mens final at Wimbledon, he remains the only Wimbledon finalist convicted of murder.

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Missing Persons in the Dictionary of Irish Biography – Pearl Dunlevy

Thursday, 12 May 2016

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...

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Missing Persons in the Dictionary of Irish Biography – Sir Francis Vane

Wednesday, 13 April 2016

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 –...

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Modern Ireland in 100 Artworks: Tony O'Malley

Tuesday, 12 April 2016

This week's Modern Ireland in 100 Artworks features Tony O'Malley's Self Portrait, 1989. 

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Modern Ireland in 100 Artworks: Pentecost by Stewart Parker

Friday, 1 April 2016

This week’s Modern Ireland in 100 Artworks is Stewart Parker’s Pentecost, first performed in 1987.

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