Elon Musk, the chief executive of Tesla and SpaceX, hasn’t been having a great few weeks. There was the bizarre – and totally unfounded – tweet callin(...)

Former UK foreign secretary Boris Johnson accused the EU of  ‘manipulating the issue of the  Border’. Photograph: Ben Stansall/Getty Images

Theresa May’s proposal for Brexit has come under renewed attack from both wings of her Conservative party, as Downing Street sharply rebuked Boris Joh(...)

Leading Tory Eurosceptic Jacob Rees-Mogg. File photograph: Victoria Jones/PA

A Conservative Party investigation into allegedly Islamophobic comments by Boris Johnson has been denounced as a “show trial” by Jacob Rees-Mogg. Wri(...)

‘He was the Irish conflict’s equivalent to Martin Luther King,’ says Bill Clinton

There is only one moment in Maurice Fitzpatrick’s involving documentary on John Hume’s tireless efforts for peace in Northern Ireland when the Social (...)

Women draw tickets during the Irish Hospitals Sweep Hurdle draw (sweepstakes) at Ballsbridge in Dublin in January 1986.Photograph: Paddy Whelan

Margaret Thatcher told Peter Mandelson “you can’t trust the Irish; they’re all liars”. That was a bit harsh, maybe. But we’re certainly not above the (...)

Flaming Lips at the Big Top  started by releasing massive balloons into the crowd while covering ‘Space Oddity’ in a zorb, which then surfed the crowd.

It’s a warm, damp night in the city, and they’re everywhere. Why are so many people in Galway wandering around wearing red fezzes? Have they taken ove(...)

Last week’s meeting of the British-Irish Intergovernmental Conference, was a step towards ensuring the positivity that developed in the course of the peace process is not allowed to wilt. Above, Minister for Justice Charles Flanagan (left) and Tánaiste Simon Coveney after the meeting in London. Photograph: Kirsty O’Connor/PA Wire

Relations between the Irish and British governments have become testy in the course of the Brexit negotiations. It is imperative that they are put bac(...)

Newly elected UK prime minister Margaret Thatcher on a visit to Girdwood barracks in Belfast, 1979

Former UK prime minister Margaret Thatcher complained at the height of the Troubles that the IRA saw the Republic as a safe haven and that the Garda w(...)

Boris Johnson reportedly said “f**k business” when asked  about business leaders’ Brexit fears. Photograph:  Dan Kitwood/Getty

On September 20th, 1988, nine Irish students at the College of Europe took their places in Bruges town hall. We were waiting for Margaret Thatcher to (...)

Peter Carrington: he served as secretary general of Nato from 1984 to 1988.  Photograph: Keystone/Hulton Archive/Getty

Lord Peter Carrington Born: June 6th, 1919 Died: July 9th, 2018 Peter Carrington, who has died aged 99, was the last surviving member of Sir Winsto(...)

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