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Fifty-seven new lives added to the Dictionary of Irish Biography online

A range of lives feature in the December 2018 update, our eighteenth update to the Dictionary of Irish Biography online.

Among these thirty-nine lives, written on subjects who died between 2011 and 2013, are poet Seamus Heaney (1939–2013), musician Philip Chevron (1957–2013) and writer Maeve Binchy (1939–2012).

Others of note include filmmaker and environmentalist Éamon De Buitléar (1930–2013), human rights activist Inez McCormack (1943–2013) and Franciscan missionary Stan Brennan (1929–2012),

Benedictine monk and historian Mark Tierney (1925–2011), republican paramilitary Dolours Price (1950–2013) and journalist Cathal O’Shannon (1928–2011) also feature.

All full list can of those included in the update can be found here.

This update of of thirty-nine lives can be found at dib.cambridge.org, and brings the total number of lives in the Dictionary to 10,500.

Follow the DIB on Twitter @DIB_RIA – where we post topical biographies.

All biographies are available at: dib.cambridge.org

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