President Michael D Higgins signs a visitors book at the Hagia Sofia in Istanbul on the final day of his visit to Istanbul and Gallipoli. President Higgins begins an official visit to Lebanon today. Photograph: Chris Bellew

(...) acre promontory by a natural harbour.Much of what is visible today dates from Phoenician times (1200 to(...)

A British soldier paying his respects in 1915 at the grave of a colleague near Cape Helles,  where the Gallipoli landings took place. Photograph: PA

(...) emerging nationhood of Australia and New Zealand. It is yet another of history’s many ironies: the Great(...)

Katherine Delahunt-O’Byrnes, who has died aged 58, was a brilliant lawyer who made history by(...)

Charles Dickens, William Shakespeare and Jane Austen: never mind the rampaging imperialism, says Eileen Battersby, feel the quality of England’s cultural heritage

(...) discovery, particularly in the field of natural history, zoology and botany. Charles Darwin was to(...)

Marriage referendum

(...) challenges to the natural law by science, politics and feminist theologians show it to be based on erroneous(...)

British ambassador Dominick Chilcott at the GPO to launch “Writing the Frontier: Anthony Trollope between Britain and Ireland”, by John McCourt

I don’t know if the British ambassador, Dominick Chilcott, felt the hand of history on his shoulder(...)

(...) to respond to aspects of the natural world within and without its boundaries. She is joined by(...)

Sean O’Faolain  on his 90th birthday in 1990: In the St Patrick’s day issue of 1973, O’Faolain contributed a wistful tour d’horizon of contemporary Irish fiction. “The Irish Free State”, he reflected, “was … a hard, bourgeois society, cautious, ambitious, pietistic, puritanical, and not at all interested in such time-wasting activities as the arts.”  Photograph: Peter Thursfield

(...) books featured frequently in the first year of publication, history, popular medical books; “a life of(...)

Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo  training ahead of his side’s quarter-final second leg against Atlético Madrid. Photograph: Denis Doyle/Getty Images

(...) condition this game.In the tournament’s history, only 33 per cent of the teams in the knockout stages who(...)

‘Throughout the debate however there has been a mistaken assumption that those who are motivated by religious belief do not support marriage equality, and that the only theological arguments that can be made are those that would deny the right to civil marriage to gay and lesbian couples.’ Photograph: Getty Images

(...) dimensions. These have been: a. arguments from natural law which insist on the natural complementarity of the(...)