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Timothy Quinlisk in his German Irish Brigade uniform. He was executed on the night of February 18th, 1920, the first civilian to be executed by the IRA in Cork for spying during the War of Independence.

Roger Casement’s visit to Limburg prisoner-of-war camp in late 1914 and early 1915 was an extraordinarily fruitless enterprise. Casement’s task was o(...)

 A woman holds a poster reading “We are all concerned - Stop Femicides” during a rally against femicide led by  feminist movement Nous Toutes (All of Us) as they march against gender-based violence and sexual harassment against women, in Paris, France, on Saturday. Photograph: Christophe Petit Tesson/EPA

Tens of thousands of people took to the streets of Paris and other French cities on Saturday to protest against domestic violence in the wake of the (...)

Floral tributes at the Waterglade Industrial Park in Grays, Essex, after 39 bodies were found inside a lorry trailer on the industrial estate. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

The trailer in which 39 people were found dead in England earlier this week was leased from one Irish company to a second business also run from the R(...)

A young black panther seen prowling the roofs of a town in northern France has been captured by emergency services Photograph: French fire service

A young black panther seen prowling the roofs of a town in northern France has been captured by emergency services. Residents of Armentières saw the(...)

Patrice and Lydie Maninchedda have learned that French special forces had rescued their grandsons from al-Hawl refugee camp in Syria. Photograph: Lydia Maninchedda

Lydie and Patrice Maninchedda appealed to president Emmanuel Macron in February, begging him to have the “humanity” to bring their three small grandso(...)

 Irish Ambassador Patricia O’Brien was among those at the ceremony in Le Pilly. Photograph: Ronan McGreevy

It’s a long way to Tipperary for the children of École Publique Simone Veil in Herlies, a suburb of Lille. Their heavily accented version of the musi(...)

The battle claimed the lives of 29 men from Waterford, 27 each from Tipperary and Wexford and 13 from Kilkenny

In October 1914, 177 men from the Royal Irish Regiment, a regiment that recruited predominantly in the counties of Waterford, Wexford, Tipperary and K(...)

Emilie Konig, a 33-year-old French woman suspected of recruiting fighters for  Islamic State and now in the custody of the Kurdish Syrian  People’s Protection Units, speaking at an undisclosed location in Syria. Her future is uncertain. In Baghdad, more than 40 foreign women accused of joining Isis have  been sentenced to death. Photograph: YPG press office/AFP/Getty Images

In a small holding room in a Baghdad court, French citizen Djamila Boutoutao cradled her two-year-old daughter and begged for help. Boutoutao (29) is(...)

Ireland will be the sixth-rated nation for EuroHockey Club Cup and eligible to stay in the top tier. Photograph: Inpho

UCD finished eighth overall at the EuroHockey Club Cup in London following a 4-0 loss to hosts Surbiton on Sunday morning but results in Dublin means (...)

Jean-Marie Le Pen has had his ties with the far right party he founded, the National Front, severed. Photograph: Charles Platiau/Reuters.

France’s far-right National Front party has confirmed it has severed its ties to firebrand founder Jean-Marie Le Pen as it tries to revive its fortune(...)

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