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
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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(...)

Former Fianna Fáil minister of state Dr Martin Mansergh has said that those who still believe in a nationalist armed struggle in the North are caught (...)

 John Hume ponders the options during final deliberations on the Belfast Agreement

Even after a lapse of 15 years, the drama, tension and excitement of the days leading up to the Belfast Agreement remain vivid memories to all (...)

Late British prime minister  Margaret Thatcher photographed in September 2008. Photograph: Chris Jackson/Getty Images

President Michael D Higgins has described Margaret Thatcher as one of the “most conviction-driven British prime ministers who drew on a scholar(...)