Loaded with symbolism: Prince Charles at Mullaghmore, in Co Sligo, where his great-uncle Lord Mountbatten and three others, including two children, were killed by an IRA bomb in 1979. Photograph: Arthur Edwards/AFP/Getty

With the increasingly fractious marriage-referendum debate saturating the airwaves during the final week of campaigning, light relief arrives in th(...)

Britain’s Prince Charles and his partner Camilla Parker-Bowles will visit Mullaghmore harbour, where the prince’s great-uncle Lord Louis Mountbatten died in an IRA bombing almost 36 years ago. File photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Reuters

Britain’s Prince Charles and Duchess of Cornwall Camilla Parker Bowles begin their four-day trip to Ireland on Tuesday with a visit to NUI Galway’s (N(...)

A copy of one of the letters that the Prince of Wales wrote to the then prime minister Tony Blair, one of a series of his private letters to government ministers that was published following a ruling by the UK’s supreme court. Photograph: Philip Toscano/PA Wire

Prince Charles’s so-called “Black Spider” letters, released after a 10-year effort by the British government to prevent their publication, reveals a m(...)

Members of the Royal Munster Fusiliers Association at the event at Rue du Bois. Photograph: Ronan McGreevy 3:27

A memorial marking the exact location which inspired war artist Fortunino Matania’s famous painting The Last General Absolution of the Munsters at Rue(...)

South Armagh man Conor McGinn, the son of a former Sinn Féin councillor, has won a Merseyside seat for the Labour Party in the House of Commons, increasing the party’s majority in St Helen’s North by four votes. Photograph: Conor McGinn Twitter page.

South Armagh man Conor McGinn, the son of a former Sinn Féin councillor, has won a Merseyside seat for the Labour Party in the House of Commons, incre(...)

PSNI inspector Lorraine Dobson on Thursday night said no damage was caused by the Newry blast and there had been no reports of any injuries.

There have been no reports of injuries after a blast occurred in Newry, the PSNI has said. A security alert was triggered by the discovery of the alre(...)

Two partially-exploded bombs have been found close to a British army base in Derry.The PSNI said the improvised explosive devices (IEDs) were left in (...)

Irish poet and soldier Francis Ledwidge (1891 - 1917). Photograph: Hulton Archive/Getty Images

I first heard the name of the Meath poet Francis Ledwidge in a Dublin classroom in 1966 – central to that year’s schoolday preoccupations was learning(...)

Jennifer Johnston’s How Many Miles to Babylon? – Nomad Theatre stage version including  Fergal McElherron and Sam Peter Corry – represented important attempts to re-examine the first World War and its legacy. Photograph: Colm Henry

War is ambivalent; for the powers that decide to wage it, it is as ancient as man, even older than Homer and is caused by expansionist greed and do(...)

Letters from Private Edward Parry. Parry complained constantly  about Fermoy, Co Cork, where he was sent for training in 1918, in letters home to his wife and family.

Nuns in cahoots with Sinn Féin, drunken women, terrible weather and awful food were among a litany of complaints made by a British soldier stationed i(...)