Scotland’s first minister Nicola Sturgeon: The SNP leader is among the most vocal proponents of the EU. Photograph: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

When the UK last held a referendum on Europe in 1975, more than two-thirds of English voters wanted to remain in the then European Community. Support (...)

July, 1942: 21-year-old Irishman, Brendan ‘Paddy’ Finucane, one of Britain’s most decorated fighter pilots, becomes the youngest Wing Commander in RAF history.

The grandson of an Easter Rising rebel who is also the son of a second World War RAF pilot will be attending this weekend’s commemorations. Brendan (...)

Chelsea  striker Diego Costa wears a protective face mask as he  take part in a training session at the club’s complex in Cobham, Surrey. Photo: Adrian Dennis/AFP/Getty Images

The last time Chelsea were in Paris, almost a year to the day, the front cover of France Football was filled with a picture of Jose Mourinho and thou(...)

Cork City after it was burnt in 1920 by the Black and Tans. “On the British side some form of military struggle was inevitable before Irish demands would be taken seriously.” National Photographic Archive (Hogan Wilson Images)

Critics of the Easter 1916 Rising, including Patsy McGarry (Rite & Reason, January 5th), condemn the wrong conflict. It was the the Civil War, not(...)

Prince Charles and  the Duchess of Cornwall at Mullaghmore, Co Sligo. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Prince Charles has paid an emotional visit to the picturesque Irish harbour village where the IRA murdered Lord Mountbatten, his beloved great uncl(...)

General John Maxwell presided over the secret military tribunals which ordered the execution of the 15 leaders of the Easter Rising and changed the course of Irish history.

General John Maxwell, the man who is widely blamed for the execution of the leaders of the 1916 Rising, was an instrument and not author of British po(...)

Wireless-charging technology is demonstrated during a keynote address at the 2015 International CES in Las Vegas. Photograph: Photograph: Ethan Miller/Getty Images

Wireless communications have long swept over us, but wireless power transmission (WPT) has still not quite arrived, certainly not in Ireland. Yet, sin(...)

Chelsea’s Brazilian players Willian, David Luiz, Ramires and Oscar have all been named in Felipe Scolari’s 23-man squad for the World Cup. Photograph: Eddie Keogh/Reuters

All four of Chelsea’s Brazilian players have been named in coach Felipe Scolari 23-man squad for this summer’s World Cup in the South American nation.(...)

Chelsea’s Demba Ba (hidden) celebrates with coach Jose Mourinho and team mates after scoring the second goal for the team during their Champions League quarter-final second leg soccer match against Paris St Germain at Stamford Bridge. Photograph:   Stefan Wermuth/Reuters

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho lauded his much-maligned strike force and even compared Demba Ba to Didier Drogba after the Senegal striker fire(...)

Irish Times photographer Paddy Whelan: “always came back with magical pictures”. Photograph: Frank Miller

The death has taken place of former Irish Times photographer Paddy Whelan. Whelan (78) was a staff photographer with this newspaper for almost 30 yea(...)