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Miriam O’Callaghan meets journalist and author Darach MacDonald during the making of her documentary on partition, Border Lives

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar’s comments at the Fine Gael ard-fhéis that he hopes to see a united Ireland in his lifetime took some by surprise. Many were s(...)

Kerrie O’Sullivan as Katie Crilly and Darren McMahon as British soldier Hubie Wilson enact a scene from the novel Fallen by Lia Mills, on the centenary of the 1916 Rising, as part of Dublin’s One City One Book festival.   Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Creating a list of Irish fiction dealing with the War of Independence, partition and the Anglo-Irish Treaty has two challenges. The first is the tende(...)

Patrick Stanley (16) from Clara, Co Offaly, was killed by the bomb in Belturbet, Co Cavan,  in 1972.

December 28th was the Catholic feast day of The Holy Innocents, Joseph Stanley often recalled in the years that followed 1972, the day that everything(...)

Nidhi Zak / Aria Eipe

“Where are we going? Always home.” – Novalis, 18th century German poet and philosopher “Home” is among the most emotive words there is. It refers to (...)

Drumboe Castle

County: Donegael Incident: Battles between the IRA and the B Specials Date: May-June 1922 Donegal was a relatively quiet county during the War of Ind(...)

Daniel Stewart: ‘Sitting in wonder of my exploration, I’m still scared of Brexit, its effect on the farmers, the B&Bs, and the average man on the street. But now I’ve seen it all, I know what to reminisce.’ Photograph: Lily Duffield

In a dinky hotel, in a cosy bed, I wake up. Opposite Portaferry’s dock, joints crack and muscles sigh. Today, is the last day. The last day of mounta(...)

Daniel Stewart: ‘It’s been a long day: seven hours of riding into a headwind. A pocket of daylight remains.’  Photograph: Lily Duffield

Drip, drop, drip. Pitter, patter, pit . . . eyes creak open, contracting from black to ice blue, as I begin to gather sense. I check my watch: it’s 5(...)

St Patrick’s Purgatory, Lough Derg Island. Photograph: David Sleator

A new prior has been appointed to the pilgrimage shrine of Lough Derg in Co Donegal. Fr Laurence (La) Flynn, currently parish priest of Ballybay, Co M(...)

John McNamee, dressed as customs workers, joined other members of Border Communities Against Brexit earlier this year to protest against Brexit by setting up an old customs post at Carrickcarnon between Dundalk and Newry. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

After Dundalk, the tension in our tightly packed car rose perceptibly. “Now no jokes or stories about smugglers, please.” Mother had us under orders o(...)

Sir John Leslie at the French embassy in Dublin, where he was awarded the Legion d’Honneur in 2015. Photograph: Brian Hutton/PA Wire

Sir John Leslie, one of Ireland’s last surviving second world war veterans, has died aged 99. Sir Jack, a cousin of Winston Churchill, died at home (...)

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