Charles Haughey

     The Dictionary of Irish Biography (the DIB), published in nine volumes and online in 2009, is a work of truly historic significance. The model for all books of this kind, the old British Dictionary of National Biography (the DNB), appeared in instalments between 1885 and 1900 – and was not superseded until 2004, [...]

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by Abigail Rieley, Writer & NLI Reader For me, former Taoiseach Charlie Haughey will always be inextricably linked to the rattling of microfilm readers. I was sitting at one in the Reading Room in 1992 when he made his resignation speech, listening to the reaction from Leinster House next door on the headphones of my [...]

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