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Unmarked graves of Irish miners who died who died during the Colorado silver rush of 1877-90

A good place to start was where people were buried. Historian Jim Walsh began his research about 13 years ago and, intent on finding out more about th(...)

Author Roald Dahl circa 1989 with his grandson Luke Kelly, who is now the managing director of the Roald Dahl Literary Estate. Photograph: Jan Baldwin via The New York Time

The grey doorway in London’s Marylebone neighbourhood here is unmarked but for 11 words spelled out across the top rail: “The greatest secrets are alw(...)

Cork Rose Denise Collins creates a ball of fire at the Festival Dome in Tralee, Co Kerry. Photograph: Domnick Walsh/Eye Focus LTD

There have been plenty of tears at the Rose of Tralee. Tears of joy, tears of sorrow, tears of relief and tears of exhaustion – and that was just th(...)

UK polling stations close at 10 pm on Thursday June 23rd as Britain decides whether to stay or remain in the European Union.   Photograph: EPA

The UK is poised to decide on its future in the European Union in a referendum on June 23rd. Voting will take place all day, with polling stations c(...)

Remain supporters at a pro-EU event in Parliament Square, central London. Photograph: EPA

Financial markets are bracing themselves for a week of extreme volatility, potentially culminating in a major sell-off, if Britain votes to leave the (...)

JMW is Ireland’s biggest pig producer with about 300,000 animals, selling 7,000 a week (5,000 in Ireland and the balance in the UK). Photograph: Alan Betson / Irish Times

Northern Ireland-based pig producer JMW Farms is spending €2.5 million on a new “finishing” farm in Co Louth after spending three years securing plan(...)

Pope Francis addresses tens of thousands of people in  St Peter’s Square on Sunday. He said: “We should not tolerate the abuse of minors. We must protect minors and severely punish abusers.” Photograph: Tiziana Fabi/AFP/Getty Images

Pope Francis called for “severe punishment” for paedophiles on Sunday after new details emerged in Italy of the 2014 death of a six-year-old girl who (...)

Brexit would give UK greater control over tax affairs but freedoms are a double-edged sword. File photograph: Dan Kitwood/PA Wire

The debate on a British exit from the European Union is deep-rooted in sovereignty. It is about the control the UK has over its own laws and regulatio(...)

Worshippers wearing the Montserrat national dress of 'Irish tartan' attend mass in the town of Lookout. Customs officers stamp shamrocks in the passports of visitors to this tiny West Indies island. Photograph:Frank Miller

When Donaldson Romeo was a young black portrait artist fighting deportation from Britain, he never dreamed that within a short few years he would be (...)

Building reportedly used as a Magdelene Laundry on Seán McDermott Street: many levels of Irish society, including the State, failed women who were kept in such places. Photograph: Eric Luke

I have told her story in the past but even in death she would want to remain anonymous. She leaves an important legacy. Her childhood was sad. Her mot(...)

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