Adi Roche with baby Victoria Doronona in the cardiac unit of Kharkiv general hospital, eastern Ukraine, in 2015. Ms Roche is set to be nominated for the award in the coming weeks by Cork’s Lord Mayor.

Adi Roche is expected to be awarded the Freedom of Cork city later this year for her work in assisting the people of Chernobyl following the nuclear (...)

Roger Casement and John Devoy. The Clan Na Gael wrote “the serial and ill informed men who write the editorials have been airing their ignorance this week over ‘riots started by a Sinn Féin mob in Dublin’.”

On August 20th, 1916 Joyce Kilmer, the poet and journalist, interviewed Moira Regan, whom he described as a “slight gray-eyed girl with a charming fla(...)

US president Woodrow Wilson: although still opposed to entering the war, he was under increasing pressure to strengthen the US militarily.

February 17th, 1916 Reports from Washington say German ambassador Count Bernstorff told the US that Germany had postponed the effective date of German(...)

The press is very exercised by Zeppelin bombing attacks on the British midlands and Paris

FEBRUARY 1ST, 1916 An inquest was held at the Children’s Hospital, Temple Street, yesterday into death of Herbert Lemass (2), who died the previous e(...)

Ill-fated: RMS Lusitania on its maiden voyage from New York, in 1907. Photograph: Bain/Library of Congress

In the old cemetery overlooking the picturesque seaside town of Cobh are three mounds of uneven earth that resemble unmade beds. They are mass graves,(...)

File photo of the RMS Lusitania, which was torpedoed on May 7th, 1915, by a German U-boat en route from New York to Liverpool and sank with the loss of some 1,200 lives. Photograph: PA/PA Wire

The sinking of the RMS Lusitania and its role in bringing the United States into the first World War is among the subjects to be examined at a histori(...)

A passersby picks up free flowers at the Cath Kidston flower cart in central Cardiff ahead of this Sunday’s Mothers Day. Photograph: Geoff Caddick/PA Wire

So you’re celebrating Mother’s Day on Sunday are you? Actually, you’re probably not. Mother’s Day, like hot dogs and baseball, is an American c(...)

Actor and comedian Niall Tóibín is to be honoured with the Freedom of Cork this year. File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Veteran actor and comedian Niall Tóibín is to be honoured with the Freedom of Cork later this year, after city councillors voted overwhelmingly to bes(...)

Cunard liner the RMS Lusitania. File photograph: PA Wire

A series of events is being organised in Co Cork over coming months to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Lusitania on May 7th, 1(...)

 In the first State of the Union address after the September 2001 attacks on the US, President George W  Bush branded Iraq, Iran and North Korea as “an axis of evil”, adding that “by seeking weapons of mass destruction, these regimes pose a grave and growing danger”. These words later haunted Republicans after Bush was found to have invaded Iraq on a false premise. File photograph:  Win McNamee/Reuters

The annual State of the Union speech to the joint session of Congress gives the US president an opportunity to underscore past policy achievements and(...)