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Colm Tóibín: The Great Irish Famine, 30 July 1998

... statistics make estimating their number difficult.’ He refers to ‘new work on the topic’ by Tim O’Neill who, like Daly, teaches in the history department at University College Dublin, quoting a ‘typescript’ called ‘Famine Evictions’. O’Neill, he says, argues that in these three years alone almost 80,000 families were ...
... and North Wales Electricity Board, renamed Manweb. Littlechild said he had tried to persuade Tim Eggar, energy minister at the time, to intervene. Instead of worrying about the power over customers the takeover would give the Scottish firm, Eggar said he wanted to give Manweb ‘a kick in the pants’. Both companies now belong to Iberdrola of Spain. It ...


Andrew O’Hagan: Julian Assange, 6 March 2014

... a great book but it wouldn’t have been written if Hitler had not been put away. He said that Tim Geithner, the US secretary of the Treasury, had been asked to look into ways to hinder companies that would profit from subversive organisations. That meant Knopf would come under fire for publishing the book. I asked him if he had a working title yet and he ...

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