Charles Haughey greets Geraldine Kennedy at the 1983 Fianna Fáil ardfheis. She had earlier been advised that her security could not be guaranteed at the event. Photograph: Jack McManus

Charlie is the political thriller about contemporary Ireland. For anyone who lived through even some of the Haughey years –from the mid-1960s, 1970, t(...)

Staff and postgraduates from the Department of Earth and Ocean Science in  NUI Galway in 2005 moving the canoe into a specially constructed storage crate, under the watchful guidance of consultant collections manager James Reynolds (who is now with the Galway City Museum).

A First Nations community in Canada which had campaigned for Ireland’s repatriation of its 19th-century canoe now fears that the artefact may be ship(...)

The original canoe leaving NUIG for canada

It can take four days to find a suitable tree for the type of birchbark canoe a native American community once built to transport moose and fish.It mi(...)

John Hume: the SDLP leader briefed Mr Reynolds, telling him that the broad philosophy of Hume-Adams could only have a chance if the British and Irish governments bought into it. Photograph: Joe St Leger/The Irish Times

Albert Reynolds prided himself on having a hard-nosed political philosophy that he successfully brought to Northern Ireland and the peace process. Whe(...)

Dr Martin Mansergh, who delivered the graveside oration, at the grave of Roger Casement in Glasnevin Cemetary, Dublin, today. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

TheStability of Northern Irish institutions should not be threatened by electoral considerations in the Republic, Dr Martin Mansergh has said. Former (...)

Official Ireland, in the form of governments North or South, is not in proselytising mode. At least, when it comes to Scottish independence. Nor, i(...)

The less traditional hurling counties are playing their cup finals at Croke Park today. Photograph: Inpho/Cathal Noonan
Something for the Weekend

John Ford Ireland Film Symposium Tomorrow’s Ford at War exhibition in Collins Barracks marks the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings, and includes (...)

Diarmaid Ferriter: decision was taken without consulting the expert advisory group on the centenary, which includes himself and other prominent historians. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Historian Prof Diarmaid Ferriter has questioned the decision to invite members of the British royal family to(...)

Tániste and Minister for Foreign Affairs Eamon Gilmore TD, former British prime minister John Major and Dick Spring at the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade in Dublin for the 20th Anniversary of the Downing Street Declaration. Photograph: Sam Boal

Former British prime minister Sir John Major has hailed the document he agreed with Albert Reynolds in 1993 which prepared the ground for the IRA ceas(...)

Fr Alec Reid praying over the body of one of the murdered soldiers. Photograph: Trevor McBride

At the chapel in the Redemptorist house on Orwell Road in Dublin on Monday morning the provincial superior of the order, Michael Kelleher, in a magnif(...)