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David Twohig: “I studied electronics because, it was obvious even back then in the late eighties, that electronics were going to be big in the car industry.”

The Cork accent comes through loud and clear over the online connection to Santa Clara. David Twohig is a long way from Mayfield on the north side of (...)

French president Emmanuel Macron with US president Donald Trump  at the White House on Tuesday. Photograph: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

Emmanuel Macron conceded he had probably failed in his attempt during a three-day trip to Washington to persuade President Donald Trump to stay in the(...)

 French president Emmanuel Macron is welcomed with a standing ovation during a joint meeting of the US Congress  with US vice-president Mike Pence (left) and speaker of the House Paul Ryan behind him, at the US Capitol in Washington, DC. Photograph: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

A day after Emmanuel Macron was ceremoniously welcomed by Donald Trump at the White House, the French president launched a damning repudiation of many(...)

US president Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron shake hands at the US ambassador’s residence in Brussels in May 2017. Photograph: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images

It’s one of the most unlikely pairings in world politics: on one side, the brash septuagenarian demagogue whose populist instincts are matched only by(...)

An American policeman wears a ‘Flu Mask’ to protect himself from the outbreak of Spanish flu following the first World War. Photograph: Topical Press Agency/Getty Images

When a major new epidemic of disease appeared in east Ulster and north Leinster in the early summer of 1918, Irish newspapers initially flagged it as (...)

German prisoners taken during the ‘Hundred Days’ cycle of battles in summer 1918.

For the Allied armies, 1917 had ended on a grim note. Both the British and French armies had been badly damaged during their own offensives that year.(...)

Soldiers work on a map of Poland for the peace conference following the first World War. Photograph: Paul Thompson/FPG/Getty Images

Nearly 100 years ago, the Great War ended with the defeat of the Central Powers. Their military collapse went hand-in-hand with the disappearance from(...)

German soldiers on the offensive. Photograph: Neurdein/Roger Viollet/Getty

At 4.40am on the morning of March 21st, 1918, three German armies unleashed 6,473 heavy guns and 3,532 trench mortars upon 50 miles of the Western Fro(...)

Women munition workers stacking a reserve of shell castings during the first World War. Photograph: Universal History Archive/UIG via Getty Images

Armistice At 11am on November 11th, 1918, the guns fell silent along the Western Front. The noise, continuous since late 1914, was said to have been (...)

Constance Markievicz in the uniform of the Irish Citizen Army.

A colourful and striking figure, Constance Markievicz could not be said at first glance to be a typical revolutionary of that revolutionary time. Born(...)

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