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French president Georges Clemenceau, US president Woodrow Wilson and British prime minister David Lloyd-George at the Paris Peace Conference

In the British general election campaign of December 1918 slogans such as “Hang the Kaiser”, “squeeze the lemon till the pips squeak”, “homes fit for (...)

Bob Geldof: I don’t think the Easter Rising is the foundational moment of the State. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

A DVD of Bob Geldof’s documentary on WB Yeats has just been released in which Geldolf pays tribute to the man “who showed Ireland wasn’t just about th(...)

 The Remembrance Wall at Glasnevin Cemetery commemorating all those who died in 1916. We ended up after all the killing of the 1916-1923  period  in a similar position to what was likely under home rule. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Home Rule, already law, could have led this part of Ireland peacefully to the same fully independent position Canada enjoys today, had it not been der(...)

David Bowie during David Bowie “Reality Tour” at Madison Square Garden in New York. Photograph:  KMazur/WireImage

The last time I worked with David Bowie was the Reality tour. I’ve kept in touch and we were always back and forth about the art in a monthly email. (...)

Former taoiseach John Bruton’s belief that Britain would have ceded independence to Ireland without an armed struggle has been described as “delusi(...)

A figure of 49,000 Irish dead in the first World War is often cited,  but this figure is erroneous.  Photograph: HP/HO Reuters

It remains uncertain exactly how many Irish from what is now the Republic fought in both world wars but what is not disputed is that the figure is i(...)

Delorean: Apar

Basque-born, Barcelona-based and Balearic-breezy, Delorean and their delirious grooves, sunny sounds and big-room sensibilities have worked in their f(...)