“I remember covering the 1965 general election for this newspaper. I was having a drink with a Labour candidate, Frank Cluskey, in the old Pearl Bar. Another young Labour candidate, Michael O’Leary [above left with  Fine Gael leader Garret FitzGerald] joined us. At the time – and long before his defection to Fine Gael – Michael was extremely left-wing.” File photograph: Eddie Kelly/The Irish Times

One-time rebel Jeremy Corbyn is beginning to recognise that conformity may not be a bad thing in politics. The leader of the British Labour Party has(...)

 Labour junior minister Aodhán Ó Ríordáin: “The first World War doesn’t seem to have achieved anything at all.”  Photograph: Eric Luke

On the wall of his office in Leinster House, Labour junior minister Aodhán Ó Ríordáin has a yellowed and torn copy of the Weekly Irish Times from 191(...)

If you were asked to name the book or books that defined Ireland for you, which would you choose? That’s the challenge UCD academics and bestsellin(...)

Power has now been restored to about 260,000 homes. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

ESB Networks said today 19,000 homes and businesses remain without power this morning and warned it could be the end of the week before supply (...)

Power has now been restored to about 260,000 homes. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Thousands of households across the State were still without electricity last n(...)

There was a close bond between Irish republicans and the ANC and its armed wing, MK, which was co-founded by Nelson Mandela in the wake of the Sharpeville massacre in 1960. Photograph: Frank Miller

The presence of Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams as a member of the honour guard at Nelson Mandela’s funeral may have appeared slightly incongruous to (...)