Mustafa Barghouthi:“It’s not about Ireland becoming isolated as Ireland becoming the avant-garde. Many other countries would follow.” Photograph: Alan Betson

Mustafa Barghouti emerges from Kilmainham Gaol vowing to read more on Robert Emmett, executed for his failed rising in 1803.The leader of the non-viol(...)

Illustration: Dearbhla Kelly

It is noon on a Friday, and the hall of St Joseph’s National School on the Muirhevnamor estate, outside Dundalk, is packed. There are 40 children, age(...)

The Linenhall Library in Belfast  celebrated its 225th birthday on Monday. Pictured are  Julie Andrews, Linen Hall Library Director, and Deputy Director Patricia Saunders. Photograph: Arthur Allison

Peter Robinson and Martin McGuinness, who’ve engaged in a personal spat or two over recent months, could usefully take a trip up the stone step(...)