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 (...)