US president Ronald Reagan and his wife, Nancy, in the Ronald Reagan Pub in Ballyporeen, Co Tipperary, in 1984. Photograph: Pat Langan

The Garda Síochána exceeded its powers in detaining a group of women protesters for the duration of US president Ronald Reagan’s visit to Dublin in (...)

‘Dr Donald Caird’s  first curacy in east Belfast in the 1950s brought him face to face with the working-class community of the shipyards.’  Photograph: Jack McManus

If “the child is the father of the man” we may trace influences in Donald Caird’s career to his schooldays in Wesley College in the 1940s. Following a(...)

Gerry Adams: Sinn Féin leader had distributed a questionnaire to IRA prisoners asking for “details of ill treatment”. Photograph: Pat Langan

The use of the Irish language in the Maze prison caused a major headache for the Northern Ireland Office in the early 1980s, according to previously c(...)

Škoda Ireland have announced the extension of their sponsorship of Tipperary GAA by another year, bringing their investment over the four-year partnership to €800,000. To mark the deal, the new 2014 Tipperary GAA strip was unveiled at Croke Park yesterday, modelled by player Brendan Maher. Photograph: Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile

The initiative to play the Ó Fiaich Cup tournament under the new “black card” disciplinary rules came from the managers of the county teams involved a(...)