Archive for the Local Category

The story of John Hearn

By Peter McNamara For over 70 years, a question mark hung over the fate of local lad John Hearn. In 1939, he went off to join the merchant navy during the Second World War, aged 19. From that date, up […]

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Reader’s View: Homeless Dublin

By Michael Behan It’s hard to believe that, in this day and age, over 10,000 people are homeless in Ireland, with a concentration in Dublin, and a third of which are children. Most homeless families are invisible as they struggle […]

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Molly Woods – Donnybrook’s forgotten heroine

By Eoin Meegan One of the lesser-known players in this country’s struggle for independence is one Molly Woods. A close friend of Michael Collins, Woods orchestrated the exchange of arms from her home in Donnybrook and provided a safe haven […]

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