Emma Jayne Geraghty  on O’Connell Street, Dublin,  on International Women’s Day 2014, as the    National Women’s Council of Ireland  hosts  a soap box with four  hours of scheduled speakers.  Photograph:  Clodagh Kilcoyne

(...) marshalling their forces for political purpose has deep roots. In Lysistrata, a play written by Aristophanes(...)

 Jason Quigley will take on Lanny Dardar in Los Angeles on Friday night. Photograph: Stephen Dunn/Getty Images

(...) successfully defended his WBO belt in Belfast, continues a period where prominent Irish boxers are successfully(...)

(...) more ancient roots.Irish proficiency in music was, she writes, famous even at the time of the Norman(...)

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(...) their beady eyes on that busy intersection where Irish, Americana and bluegrass music thrives(...)

Japan’s crown prince Naruhito with his wife, crown princess Masako, and daughter Princess Aiko:  he said last week it was important to “look back humbly on the past” and “correctly” pass on the tragic experiences of history. Photograph: Imperial Household Agency of Japan/Reuters

(...) much the same way as the pope does for older Irish people. His pronouncements still ripple through the(...)

‘Ask a Catalan independentista why they want to leave Spain and they are more likely to cite Spain’s economic meltdown than fears over the future of the Catalan language in a Castilian dominated state.’   Above,  a pro-independence demonstration as part of the celebrations of the National Day of Catalonia on September 11th, 2014 in Barcelona. Photograph: David Ramos/Getty Images

(...) has its roots in a very different set of geopolitical tumults. Ask a Catalan independentista why they(...)

‘The history of how and why power changed hands in Ireland between 1916 and 1921 cannot be massaged out of existence in order to pretend that a British government would have ceded power to a native Irish government without the use of violence.’ Dublin in ruins after the Easter Rising. Photograph: Topical Press Agency/Getty Images

(...) independent Irish State was born out of violence. Many of those who brought about that revolution – Patrick(...)

(...) archaeology. There is plenty of excellent Irish archaeology – have a look at archaeology.ie or(...)

Carl Frampton of Northern Ireland celebrates after his victory over Chris Avalos of USA for the IBF Super Bantamweight World Title at Odyssey Arena on February 28th in Belfast. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

(...) the ghetto, mate. T-Bay”.Proud of his Belfast roots, Frampton – whose appeal crosses sectarian(...)

Ireland’s Shane Horgan scores a try against England at Croke Park  following a crossfield kick by  Ronan O’Gara. Photo: Alan Betson

Bowe and Kearney, along with Simon Zebo’s hurling roots in Cork city, were traced.The greatest Irish(...)