Independent Ireland: New party, set up by Richard O’Donoghue and Michael Collins, last year, sees 20 local councillors so far elected throughout the country

Fledgling party Independent Ireland has made major gains in the local elections, with 20 new councillors so far elected.  Set up late last year by TDs Michael Collins and Richard O’Donoghue, the party has seen big breakthroughs nationally in this election, including the election of its first female councillor. The new party ran 58 candidates […]


The Society has been working hard over the last year and we are now ready to tell you about our efforts. Our Y-DNA Programme has been in place for many years under Elizabeth O’Donoghue/Ross’s leadership.  We have assigned lots of people to their geographic and tribal areas. During this year our knowledge of those tribal […]

‘No reward for anyone in Ireland who works,’ says O’Donoghue TD

There is “no reward” for people in this country who work, according to Independent Ireland TD Richard O’Donoghue. The Limerick TD was speaking in the Dáil this week to mark Europe Day, which was celebrated on Thursday. The annual day honours peace and unity in Europe, and is held on the anniversary of the ‘Schuman […]

The O’Donoghue Society Council renewed

In the last quarter we have gone through a transformation of the Council and the roles each Council member performs. Formed in March 2014, the Council manages the development and operation of the society. Each member has a specific role but contributes to the whole. Our brief is Act as a leadership team to plan the […]

Donagh O’Donoghue obituary: Celebrated patron of Galway’s Druid Theatre

Towering figure in Galway’s arts and academia world took drama as seriously as business Donagh O’Donoghue’s association with NUI Galway continues posthumously through the O’Donoghue Centre for Theatre, Drama and Performance which opened in 2017 and was funded by his philanthropic donation Sat Jun 19 2021 Born: March 13th, 1944 Died: May 30th, 2021 Donagh O’Donoghue, businessman, […]

James Patrick O’Donoghue’s patent is worth a good blow on his trumpet

I do not like to blow my own horn, but I am getting older and sometimes it is good to leave a record of some accomplishment somewhere. I invented this Magnetic Levitation Prototype System  back in the early to mid 1990s.  It has since then become cited by at least 24 other patented inventions.  20 […]

Smell the roses

I was listening to the radio last week and I heard about a new Dannahue rose Dannahue | English Shrub Rose | David Austin Roses Except if I heard the conversation right it was meant to be a Donahue rose Anyway it is really very beautiful