British soldiers during the Battle of the Somme in 1916. An Italian translation of Frank McGuinness’s “Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching Towards the Somme” was performed last week in Florence. Photograph: Lieut E Brooks/Imperial War Museum via Getty Images

Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching Towards the Somme by Frank McGuinness was at the centre of a remarkable cultural and intellectual collaboration la(...)

 British soldiers eating hot rations in the Ancre Valley during the Battle of the Somme, October 1916. Photograph: Lt E Brooks/ IWM via Getty Images

A unique first World War culture flourishes in Northern Ireland. A tour of the working-class streets in loyalist parts of Belfast will offer the vi(...)

Donegal 0-10 Cork 1-5 Cian Mulligan produced a sparkling performance as Donegal survived a blistering Roscommon fightback in the closing minutes of (...)

From  editorial of June 14th, 1867: “Matches have been arranged round the turf fire of peasants’ cottages when there is no work afield and the girls of the household spin or knit within.”

Some very interesting particulars respecting Births, Deaths and Marriages in Ireland are presented by the Registrar-General in his complete returns fo(...)

1914: Edward Carson inspects a parade of armed Ulster Volunteers. By the time Carson announced in Belfast that an Ulster Division would be formed from the UVF, many young men, impatient with waiting, had already enlisted.  Photograph: Central Press/Getty
From brink of civil war

One hundred years ago, in spring 1914, the idea of an imminent world war was far from the minds of Ulster people. The focus was much closer to home. M(...)

London and Shane Mulligan (right) will face cavan at Croke Park. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Despite losing out to Mayo in the Connacht final yesterday, London will have their day in Headquarters when they take on Cavan as part of an All-Irel(...)