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A mural depicting George Floyd in Minneapolis. He died after a policeman in the course of an arrest pressed his knee down on the prone man’s  neck for eight minutes. Four policemen were subsequently dismissed.  Photograph: Jenn Ackerman/The New York Times

The stark reality of race relations in 21st-century America was laid bare in the nation’s heartland this week. On Monday, a 46-year-old African-Ameri(...)

The imposing ruins of Tyrone House, near the village of Kilcolgan, Co Galway, January 1968. The house was destroyed by the local IRA unit during the War of Independence. Photograph: RDImages/Epics/Getty Images

The Revolution Files is a collection of articles detailing one incident in each of Ireland’s 32 counties during the revolutionary years, from 1916 to (...)

A Google Maps image showing the town of Nabiac in southeastern Australia. Image: Google Maps

An Irish man from Co Kilkenny has died in a road crash in Australia. Seamus Walsh (38), originally from Ballyhale, was killed when his truck collide(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald with the Cabinet, in Áras an Uachtaráin. Irish commentators have often drawn comparisons between the eloquence of so many MPs and the plodding delivery of most of our TDs.

The sorry spectacle of politics in the UK should give those who casually dismiss Irish politicians as second rate, or even venal, some pause for thoug(...)

Arundhati Roy: “When I’m writing non-fiction, it’s a weapon, it’s an argument. It has an immediate and urgent purpose.”  Photograph: Mayank Austen Soofi

I once wrote a bad review of a novel in this newspaper and an eminent writer gave me a dressing down for it when we next met. “More people ended up re(...)

British Prime Minister, Theresa May, leaves Finsbury Park mosque, where one man has died, eight people taken to hospital and a person arrested after the vehicle struck pedestrians. Visits last week by May and her colleagues to the Grenfell Tower disaster sites have been badly handled, ineffective and twitchy.  EPA/SEAN DEMPSEY

Philip Hammond’s television appearances today reminded me of Nigel Lawson’s deadly critique of Margaret Thatcher in a landmark interview with Brian Wa(...)

The Fáilte Ireland tourist office on Forster Street in Galway which is for sale

Fáilte Ireland is to sell its interest in the Galway city tourist office on Forster Street, which has been in operation since around 2000. Sean Coyn(...)

A circus performance on Eyre Square during Galway Arts Festival. Photograph: Colm Hogan

A masterplan for Galway city centre’s “eastern rim” incorporates proposals for a new “city quarter” spearheaded by the Comer/McHale consortium. Lands(...)

Marcus Rashford of Manchester United will be part of England’s Euro 2016 build-up. Photograph: James Baylis/Getty Images

Marcus Rashford has been named in a 26-man provisional squad for England’s Euro 2016 squad with Jack Wilshere, Jordan Henderson and Andros Townsend al(...)