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It’s that time of year again when people become preoccupied with their passports as holidays draw near. Finding them. Renewing them. Fretting over the(...)

A Spitfire fighter aircraft flying over New Zealand in February 2017. File photograph: Getty Images

What remains of a Spitfire fighter plane which was used to fight in the Battle of Britain has been recovered from a Monaghan meadow. The Spitfire was(...)

The cabinet in 1986: In the front row are the taoiseach, Dr Garret FitzGerald, with the president, Patrick Hillery. Photograph: Paddy Whelan

The Defence Forces drafted plans to invade Northern Ireland in 1986 in the event of the Anglo-Irish Agreement failing and the British pulling out, new(...)

Photograph:  Peter Muhly/AFP/Getty Images

Aer Lingus was not under a 10-year contractual obligation to fly out of Belfast International Airport, a High Court judge ruled today. The airline was(...)