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Roy Bradford: He made his speech in, of all places, the Knights of Columbanus headquarters in Ely Place in Dublin

It seems that the Border will always be a topic of conversation on this island. In recent years, because of Brexit, we’ve talked about hard borders a(...)

May 31st, 1941: Four bombs are dropped over Dublin city by Luftwaffe aircraft. The fourth explosion rips through the North Strand Road. File photograph: The Irish Times

During the early hours of Saturday, May 31st, 1941, Mary Tarrant awoke to a loud thumping of Bofors anti-aircraft guns firing into the sky. (...)

Kerrie O’Sullivan as Katie Crilly and Darren McMahon as British soldier Hubie Wilson enact a scene from the novel Fallen by Lia Mills, on the centenary of the 1916 Rising, as part of Dublin’s One City One Book festival.   Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Creating a list of Irish fiction dealing with the War of Independence, partition and the Anglo-Irish Treaty has two challenges. The first is the tende(...)

Édouard Mendy will start for Chelsea in the Champions League final against Manchester City on Saturday. Photo: Clive Rose/PA Wire

Édouard Mendy was on the verge of giving up his dream six years ago. After 12 months without a club, he was close to falling through the cracks. His c(...)

An IRA flying column around 1921. Photograph: National Library of Ireland

On August 8th, 1918 the British army with the Australian and Canadian corps broke through the German lines during a morning of heavy fog at Amiens in (...)

The burning of Cork on December 11th, 1920. Photograph courtesy of the National Library of Ireland

In the aftermath of the burning of Cork City 100 years ago, the Irish Labour party and the Trade Union Congress published a long pamphlet blaming the (...)

Olympique Lyonnais players take part in a training session at Groupama Stadium in Décines-Charpieu as last Wednesday as France eases lockdown measures taken to curb the spread of Covid-19. Photograph: Jeff Pachoud/AFP via Getty Images

Finally, it seemed, the battle was over. After a month of uncertainty and in-fighting and turmoil, French soccer at last had closure. The highest admi(...)

The cycle route was proposed in 2012 as a two-way track running on one side of the road only. Photograph: Getty Images

Contractors will be sought in the coming weeks to build a €20 million cycle path from Fairview to Connolly Station, first planned more than eight year(...)

Martin Doyle at a garden party  at Buckingham Palace for Victoria Cross recipients in June 1920, four months before he joined the IRA.

The people of New Ross in Co Wexford will on Sunday honour Victoria Cross winner Martin Doyle who returned to the town as a war hero 100 years ago and(...)

Macica Firea was later discovered urinating at a LUAS stop after he ‘flashed’ two security guards who refused him entry to the tram. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

A father-of-six who sexually assaulted four women during “a spree of some sort” has been jailed for three years. Macica Firea (58) was later discover(...)

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