Irish Guards arrive at the Tyne Cot Cemetery as part of the Centenary of Passchendaele. Photograph: Stephanie Lecocq/EPA

The dead of the Battle of Passchendaele were remembered on Monday in the place that exemplifies its horrors more than anywhere else. Tyne Cot Cemeter(...)

Francis Ledwidge: faced the dilemma of taking up arms against England for his country’s freedom or with England against a common enemy. Photograph: Bain Collection/ Library of Congress

In you, our dead enigma, all the strains Criss-cross in useless equilibrium – (In memoriam Francis Ledwidge) In these lines Seamus Heaney catches the(...)

Michael Hayes on BBC Northern Ireland where he declared himself an active participant in the Birmingham massacre of November 21st, 1974.

On Tuesday, Seán Crowe rose to make a fine speech in the Dáil to mark the 22nd anniversary of the Srebrenica massacre. Speaking on behalf of Sinn Féin(...)

An Irishman extradited to Germany last year will go on trial later this month for alleged involvement in an IRA bomb attack on a British army base 21 (...)

British prime minister Theresa May, meets  DUP leader Arlene Foster, DUP deputy leader Nigel Dodds and MP Sir Jeffrey Donaldson outside 10 Downing Street  ahead of talks. Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

The Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) has agreed to support Theresa May’s minority government through a confidence and supply deal worth more than £1bn (...)

Relatives of Lance Corporal Francis Ledwidge, Frank Ledwidge  and Joseph Ledwidge in his birthplace during the State Commemoration ceremony to mark the centenary of the poet’s death.Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The people of Slane never forgot Francis Ledwidge even while the rest of the country was indulging in what FX Martin called “national amnesia” over th(...)

Dick Warner: the environmentalist and broadcaster at home in Donadea, Co Kildare, in 1995. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Richard (Dick) Warner Born: July 19th, 1946 Died: June 16th, 2017 The broadcaster Derek Mooney remembers spending hours in Donadea Forest Park, in Co(...)

The Queen’s Speech on Wednesday referred to “delivering on the armed forces covenant across the United Kingdom” - something that Sinn Féin are opposed to in Northern Ireland. Photograph:  Carl Court/AFP/Getty Images

The British government’s attempt to get the DUP to prop up a new Conservative administration was making it increasingly difficult to get a resolution (...)

Marie Lindsay and her son Denis, from Muff, Co Donegal: “A year ago I was shocked, and now I’m just alarmed.”  Photograph: Freya McClements

Marie Lindsay lives in Muff, Co Donegal. In the early hours of June 24th last year she was alarmed when she awoke to discover that the United Kingdom (...)

 Theresa May in a unionist band: The DUP has seen itself  mocked in  tweets, news websites and cartoons

Arlene Foster must be feeling rather like Liberace. Remember when he was derided for his camp flamboyance and his ersatz piano renditions of the class(...)