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Charles Lucas

Overview page. Subjects: European History.

(1713–71), Co. Clare-born apothecary. Lucas was elected to the common council of the corporation of Dublin in 1741 and began a campaign, in alliance with James Digges Latouche of the...

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Francis Higgins

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(1746–1802), proprietor of the Freeman's Journal, which he transformed from a radical to a government paper. His origins are obscure, and traditional accounts are coloured by the lurid...

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Irish Times

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Founded in Dublin by Major Laurence E. Knox in 1859 as Ireland's first daily penny newspaper. Knox perceived the poor quality of the Dublin conservative papers at a time when ...

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newspapers

Overview page. Subjects: Literature — Regional and National History.

Publications including news, articles, and advertisements, usually issued daily or weekly in printed form, but including web-based versions. In Britain, the first ‘news papers’ appeared in...

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Stephen MacKenna

Overview page. Subjects: Literature.

(1872–1934),

translator of the Enneads of Plotinus; born in Liverpool of Irish parents, he worked as a bank clerk in Dublin. He took up journalism in London and, moving to ...

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Thomas D'Arcy McGee

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(1825–68),

Young Irelander. Born in Carlingford, Co. Louth, McGee emigrated to Boston in 1842 but returned in 1845 to write for the Freeman's Journal. He joined the Nation in 1846...

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Ulysses

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A novel by J. Joyce, serialized in the Little Review from 1918. The editors of the Little Review were prosecuted and found guilty of publishing obscenity, which led to the novel's...

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