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Feted in Derry on his way to Chicago in 1933: Italian aviator and politician Count Italo Balbo (1896-1940). Photograph: Topical Press Agency/Getty

At about noon on a fine July day in 1933, an armada of 24 impressive seaplanes splashed down on the waters of Lough Foyle. They were under the command(...)

Bernard Montgomery: the future field marshal served as a brigade major tasked with subduing Cork, a place that had become the crucible of the War of Independence

In January 1921, an ambitious British army officer arrived in Cork with a view to subduing a place that had become the crucible of the War of Independ(...)

Preparing for an election, Washington DC-style. Photograph: Stefani Reynolds/Bloomberg

Image of the week: Boarded-up America In a sign that the US was, in the parlance of internet sarcasm, having a normal one, boards were hastily nailed(...)

Collette Furey: ‘I have always been intrigued by cold and remote places.’

Many teachers enjoy enlightening their students about different countries and cultures around the world, and while some draw on their own experience, (...)

Stock image of a roseate tern. Photograph: iStock

A record number of Roseate Tern seabirds have paired up to raise chicks at a tern colony in Co Wexford during the 2020 breeding season, the National P(...)

Robbie Byrne, Conor Walsh and Sam Duncan arrive back to Cobh after a transatlanic journey aboard the Tenacious sailing vessel. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

A group of Irish teenagers has spoken of their surprise at returning to an Ireland in lockdown because of coronavirus pandemic after spending the last(...)

The cargo ship MV Alta on rocks near the village of Ballycotton, Co Cork. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/AFP

THE MV ALTA – DISCOVERED BY A JOGGER NEAR BALLYCOTTON LAST WEEK – WASHED UP IN CORK AFTER A 17-MONTH CREWLESS ATLANTIC VOYAGE A winter afternoon(...)

The sun sets on the City Quays on Sunday evening as Dublin enjoys unseasonably warm December weather. Photograph Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times.

A plume of warm air from the Azores has brought extraordinarily mild conditions to Ireland and a record high for late December to Scotland. Temperatu(...)

Theo Dorgan and Cormac Breathnach. Photograph: Alan Betson

“We were all walking out into new ground,” poet Theo Dorgan says of the making of Loco por Lorca, a celebration of the great Spanish poet, which embra(...)

Violent storm-force winds, flooding and high tides are expected when Storm Lorenzo makes landfall on Thursday evening. The storm, originating from th(...)

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