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The front page of The Irish Times on April 18th, 1949

Midnight passed on April 18th, 1949, but the 21 gun salute that was due to take place couldn’t go ahead as eager crowds broke through the barriers on (...)

Liam and Simone Webb: participants bring life to the farm too as farming can be isolating.

Social farming seems to be a win/win situation if ever there was one. People with intellectual disabilities, individuals struggling with mental health(...)

Economic icebergs: The  Titanic Experience in Belfast, a key tourist attraction in the North. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien / The Irish Times

Northern Ireland’s economy will not grow as fast as was expected in 2019, with growth rates likely to fall back to just 1 per cent, according to revis(...)

Mark Foley, chief executive of Eirgrid. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

Eirgrid, the semi-State power-grid operator, received an insurance settlement payout of €8.7 million last September concerning its interconnector with(...)

A view of the 1916 Proclamation at  Trinity College. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

It is a peculiarity of Irish life that an independence sought for so long and at such cost is not celebrated. Of the 20 or so nations which achieved t(...)

Swift populations are free falling; in the last 15 years, they’ve gone down by 46 per cent. ‘My notebook goes back 40 years,’ says bird expert Eric Dempsey. ‘Their decline has been very dramatic.’

Last summer, ornithologist Will Hayes of Birdwatch Ireland spent four months walking the streets of Tipperary’s towns and villages in search of swift (...)

From left to right: DUP MP Gavin Robinson, party leader Arlene Foster, MEP candidate Diane Dodds and Westminster leader Nigel Dodds launch Mrs Dodds’s campaign for the European election. Photograph: Michael McHugh/PA Wire

Northern Ireland’s pro-Brexit Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) is running ads on Facebook to raise money in England only as part of a new fundraising d(...)

Speaker of the US House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi talks with Taoiseach Leo Varadkar at Government Buildings in Dublin. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne - Pool/Getty Images

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar told Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi and members of her US congressional delegation that he knows they will be there to protect (...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar will speak at an event in the Royal Irish Academy  on Thursday to mark the 70th anniversary of the Republic of Ireland. Photograph: Laura Hutton

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has suggested that the anniversary of Ireland becoming a republic should be marked every year. Mr Varadkar said the comin(...)

Residents were advised to leave a number of homes in the Rathvarna Drive  area of Lisburn (above), Co Antrim, on Wednesday afternoon following a report of a suspicious object. File photograph: Google Street View

Homes were evacuated on Wednesday in a fourth security alert in less than 24 hours in Northern Ireland. Residents were advised to leave a number of (...)

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