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George Berkeley. Aside from supporting slavery, ‘in his later political work, he is pretty grim on the Irish peasantry too’, says TCD researcher Clare Moriarty. Image: Hulton Archive

As statues topple amid anti-racism protests, universities are looking at some of the hallowed names associated with their institutions with some nervo(...)

Protesters wave flags outside of the Ohio State House in Columbus, Ohio. Photograph: Megan Jelinger/AFP via Getty

Governors in US states hardest hit by the coronavirus sparred with president Donald Trump over his claims they have enough tests and should quickly re(...)

Supermarkets emptied of eggs, Britons are seeking hens for their back gardens – such a bonanza for the UK’s urban foxes. Illustration: Michael Viney

The song thrush joins me half an hour before dawn, perching on the bare, topmost branch of the hawthorn outside my workroom window. He sings steadily(...)

Áine Greaney emigrated alone from Ireland to America aged 24.

Áine Greaney emigrated alone from Ireland to America aged 24. In her new book, Green Card and Other Essays, the author has written about her 30-year j(...)

US aviation unions accuse Norwegian Air of using its Irish subsidiary as a flag of convenience to hire pilots and crews cheaply from agencies.

US legislators want to ban so-called “flag of convenience” airlines in a move one says was prompted by Irish-registered Norwegian Air International’s (...)

Norweigan Air said that due to the  continued grounding of  the 737 Max, flights to and from Cork and Shannon would be re-routed to Dublin for the rest of the summer. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/ Bloomberg

Shannon Airport believes passenger numbers will fall this year after Norwegian Air said it would continue re-routing transatlantic flights scheduled f(...)

Bishop Tobin tweeted: LGBTQ “Pride Month” events “promote a culture and encourage activities that are contrary to Catholic faith and morals. They are especially harmful for children.”  Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

A tweet from a US Catholic bishop, advising parents not to let their children attend LGBTQ “Pride Month” events has been described as “dispiriting” by(...)

The first three months of the year are traditionally the weakest for air travel. Photograph: iStock

Passenger numbers grew at all the Republic’s airports except Shannon in the first three months of this year, official figures show. Department of Tra(...)

‘If you’re moving while fat, the threat of being body-shamed is always there – and whether it is malicious or not, it has repercussions.’ Photograph: iStock

“Well, what is an athlete? It’s somebody that gets up, and does what they need to do. Just because they don’t look or act like an athlete doesn’t mean(...)

A Norwegian airline Boeing 737-8JP plane lands at the Riga International Airport, Latvia March 15, 2019. Photograph: Ints Kalnins/Reuters

Norwegian Air will offer passengers booked to fly from Cork and Shannon to the US in early April alternative services from Dublin while it awaits new (...)

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