Vanya Shivashankar (13) and Gokul Venkatachalam (14) hold up the trophy after jointly winning the 2015 Scripps National Spelling Bee in National Harbor, Maryland. The competition is dominated by children of Indian descent. Photograph: Alex Wong/Getty Images

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The FA Cup semi final win against Liverpool at Wembley Stadium was a breakthrough moment for Given  and Villa. Photo: Ian Walton/Getty Images

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Elsie McDermid’s letter to her mother describing Dublin during the Easter Rising begins: “We are living in stirring times. I am writing this to be posted if there is any post office left.” File photograph: Topical Press Agency/Getty Images

(...) trenches in the Green!” she wrote of the Irish Volunteers. “We said we were going to the Shelbourne. They(...)

Eamon Dunphy with Bill O’Herlihy in 2010. File photograph: Collins.

(...) loved his work and his family, and never forgot his Cork roots, or lost his Cork accent. “I will miss(...)

Back in 2011, Dick Eastman (, the doyen of North American genealogy commentators and a very straight talker, described as “th(...)

(...) me emotionally. I’m a gay Irish American with roots in Manorhamilton, Leitrim. I am deeply grateful(...)

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(...) on a fundraising cycle from Cherbourg to Lourdes for The Irish Pilgrimage Trust, 900km of ever(...)

Panti raises her arms with supporters for same-sex marriage at Dublin Castle on Saturday. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP/Getty Images.

(...) day for the people of Ireland. Proud of my Irish roots. #LoveWins.”Writing on Twitter, she agreed with(...)

(...) and feel the power of a song.” This roots my song in personal experience (trying to write a song) and(...)

Margaret MacCurtain and Donnchadh Ó Corráin, whose Women in Irish Society was published in 1978. The(...)