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Paul Mendez has written a novel exploring   sexuality, race and religion  in the UK across generations.

There is much to admire in Paul Mendez’ semi-autobiographical debut novel Rainbow Milk, a vibrant exploration of sexuality, race and religion set in t(...)

The Cork team wear the commemorative jerseys displaying Tomas MacCurtain and Terence Mac Swiney ahead of their Allianz Hurling League match against Limerick in Pairc Ui Chaoimh on Sunday. Photograph: Ken Sutton/Inpho

The families of Cork’s martyred Lord Mayors, Tomas MacCurtain and Terence MacSwiney have welcomed the decision by Cork GAA to honour the two men with (...)

Terence MacSwiney was sentenced to two years in jail on August 16th 1920 for possession of ‘seditious documents’.

The international impact that Lord Mayor of Cork Terence MacSwiney had when he died in hunger strike in 1920 in Ireland’s struggle for freedom will be(...)

“The introduction of proportional representation would be a boon to smaller parties in a way that the system of first past the post in Britain could never be.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The results of the 1918 general election were a resounding victory for Sinn Féin in Ireland, but it was not as resounding as the final seat count woul(...)

A meeting of Dáil Éireann  in August 1921,  shortly after the truce that brought the War of Independence to an end. Photograph: National Library of Ireland

Events to mark the War of Independence this year will be “Cork’s 1916”, the city’s Lord Mayor has said. Cllr John Sheehan said Cork people “feel own(...)

Clash singer Joe Strummer performing in New Ypork in September 1979. Photograph:  Michael Putland/Getty Images

The Clash’s London Calling filleted rock, politics and history with anti-establishment swagger and biting social commentary. 40 years on, its geniu(...)

Doireann McMahon: ‘I’ve lived in London for 16 years and I will be voting Labour’

The time is almost here for voters in the UK to have their say on who should form the next government. Among them are the many thousands of Irish citi(...)

Goal’s nutrition team is developing a screening tool which has the potential to save lives by combating malnutrition in babies aged under six months.

There is an assumption that innovation entails vast expense and needs to be technology-related in some way. But this is not necessarily the case and (...)

Auxiliaries celebrate in April 1921. Photograph: WD Hogan/National Library of Ireland

There is nothing new about fake news. The first casualty of war is the truth and this was certainly true of the War of Independence. A new photograph(...)

 Lou Reed in New York in 2011: I’ll Be Your Mirror – The Collected Lyrics shows him to be a true rock ’n’ roll poet. Photograph: Chad Batka/New York Times

Faber & Faber’s forthcoming reissue of Lou Reed’s I’ll Be Your Mirror – The Collected Lyrics revives a question that’s been kicking around since B(...)

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