Victoria Cross was awarded to Irishman Stephen Garvin

One of the first Victoria Crosses won by an Irishman will be auctioned in London by medals auctioneers Dix Noonan Webb next Friday, September 19th. Th(...)

Rathgar is one of those quietly classy areas where you get the sense that even though fashions in coffee drinking may change, little else does. Well,(...)

A traffic jam in Clones on match day

US readers of yesterday’s diary might be forgiven for thinking that 98 Avenue in Clones, which I mentioned in passing, was part of an American-style g(...)

A “premium space” in Glasnevin cemetery costs up to €20,000.

Dublin city and county is the most expensive location in Europe in which to be buried, it has been suggested in the Dail. Labour TD Eamonn Malo(...)

On May 24th, 1913, there was a big family party in Berlin. Victoria Louise, the youngest, favourite child and only daughter of the German emperor Kais(...)

Cossack charge at Gumbinnen, August 20th, 1914: A depiction of an eastern front battle between the German and Russian armies at Gumbinnen, East Prussia, now Gusev in Russia. Photograph: Culture Club/Getty Images
Ill-placed family trust

It was a nice day, slightly lifting his spirits. Nicholas II lunched with his two younger daughters before setting out by carriage for the Winter Pala(...)

The visage of Kaiser Wilhelm II – a steely gaze between a pointed moustache and spiked, Pickelhaube helmet – is one of the most potent images of the f(...)

 A view of the Famine memorial in Dublin. Photograph: Frank Miller

In 1877, a generation after the Great Famine, the historian AM Sullivan wrote that the people of the south and west mingled praise and blame in respec(...)

Rock of the bay: a Dublin and Kingstown locomotive approaches Blackrock, in Co Dublin, in 1834; Dargan’s stonework survives on the line. Image: SSPL/Getty

This biography tells the story of William Dargan, the greatest Irish railway engineer and contractor of the first and most important phase of Irish ra(...)

Queen Elizabeth II attends the church of St Peter, Wolferton, on the royal Sandringham estate in Norfolk. Photograph: Chris Radburn/PA Wire

British members of parliament criticised Queen Elizabeth’s royal household for blowing its annual budget while neglecting repairs at Buckingham Palace(...)