Dr Eamonn Martin: ‘People preferred to cling on to a history of difference and separation, rather than recognise and embrace our shared story of common suffering.’ Photograph: Eric Luke

The Archbishop of Armagh Dr Eamon Martin has criticised the writing out of history of Irish Catholics who died in the first World War. Archbishop Mar(...)

Archaeologist Seamus Caulfield with Shane Fox and Orla Maher from Dublin at the Céide Fields, Co Mayo. Photograph: Keith Heneghan/Phocus

The very fact that beneath the wild heathery bogs of north Mayo lies the most extensive Stone Age monument in the world is both humbling and hard to g(...)

Ledwidge was killed by a shell on July 31st, 1917, the first day of the Battle of Passchendaele while serving with the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. Photograph:  Hulton Archive/Getty Images

The poet and soldier Francis Ledwidge has been described as a “critically important figure in the debates about cultural identity in Ireland”. Speaki(...)

An Post has issued a new stamp to commemorate the centenary of the death of Francis Ledwidge.

An Post has issued a stamp commemorating the centenary of the death of soldier and poet Francis Ledwidge recalling his status as the “blackbird of Sla(...)

Leon Michels and his band have made hay with the work of the Wu-Tang Clan before. Between previous records like 2009’s Enter the 37th Chamber and th(...)

Ford Motor Company chief executive Mark Fields will leave the carmaker as part of a shake-up. Photograph: Reuters

Ford has replaced its chief executive Mark Fields, shaking up its key executive posts amid investor concerns the car company has failed to expand its (...)

Three-year-old Rocco Ulrich in Fitzgerald’s Park, Cork city. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

Compiled by Jennifer O’Connell, Damian Cullen, Sylvia Thompson, Leonie Corcoran, Lorna Siggins, Noel O’Reilly and Malachy Clerkin ANTRIM Carnfu(...)

Conor Murray has been voted  player of the year by Rugby Players Ireland. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Busy news day in Irish rugby. The sweetest World Cup draw imaginable, confirmation that the five year residency rule arrives in 2020 and Conor Murray (...)

The bedrooms at Qbic Hotel are suitably funky to fit in with the area.

I doubt if this is what Anish Kapoor had in mind when he created his 114.5m-high red steel sculpture for the London Olympic Park in 2012. I remember t(...)

War poet: Francis Ledwidge was killed by a German shell, along with five other men from the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. Photograph: Bain/Library of Congress

A national day of commemoration will be held to mark the centenary of the death of the poet Francis Ledwidge, who was killed in the first World War. (...)