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David McCullagh to speak at Costello Commemoration

I am looking forward to welcoming RTÉ journalist and author of The Reluctant Taoiseach, David McCullagh, to Deansgrange Cemetery next week, where he will deliver the first annual Costello Commemoration on Sunday, 19 June 2016 at 2pm. This is a public, non-party event and all are welcome to attend. The Costello Commemoration is generously supported by the Bar Council of Ireland and Dún…


Long Éireanach James Joyce commissioned in Dún Laoghaire

I was delighted to attend the naming and commissioning ceremony for the Navy’s latest Samuel Beckett class ship, the L.É. James Joyce, in Dún Laoghaire, this afternoon. It is very appropriate, given Joyce’s links to Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown, that the honour of commissioning the vessel should be given to Dún Laoghaire Harbour’s historic Carlisle Pier. The…