Gardaí Éireannach: Irish Guards wearing shamrocks on their berets take part in a parade on St Patrick’s Day in Kuwait, March 17, 2003. REUTERS/Mark Richards

The meeting was held in camera and the vote was split. Early this month, it took the casting ballot of Noel O’Sullivan, the chairman of the Lon(...)

It is easy to spot the potential for a greater application of evidence-based policy-making

Academic researchers play a crucial role in helping society fully understand its past, analyse its present and weigh up its future, but when it com(...)

Children wait to place an Easter lily, a symbol of the 1916 Easter Rising, at Arbour Hill cemetery in Dublin during the annual1916 Easter Rising commemoration this month. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The head of an expert advisory group on historic celebrations, including the 1916 centenary, has accused the historian Diarmuid Ferriter of bei(...)

The victorious Clare team of 1914.

Occasionally, it appears as if history is repeating itself. At least it does where Clare are concerned. As the county counts down to two All-Ireland f(...)