To mark the 30th anniversary of the Kerry Babies case in 2014, historianand Irish Examiner writer published a hard hitting news special on the events that many feel changed Ireland forever. Their work is no less powerful today as we reflect on the apology that has now been extended to Joanne Hayes.
She’s the heiress to a family fortune, a trade unionist and gay rights campaigner. And just a couple of weeks ago she turned her back on the family business in a dispute over her attempts to turn Murphy Group and its 3,500 employees into a workers’ co-op. As Caroline Murphy prepares to hand workers her £40m in shares, Michael Clifford reports.
MICHEÁL Ó’Nualláin’s letter on Aosdána (Irish Examiner, Dec 28) poses the question - what’s the difference between an academic and a non-academic? Any closed club – and Aosdána seems to be just that – is elitist and has nothing to offer the ordinary citizen. Isn’t it time now that we came out of our boxes?