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Circa 1935: Eoin O'Duffy at a rally of his Blueshirts. To his right is Alfred Byrne, the Lord Mayor of Dublin. Photograph: Hutton Archive/Getty

County: Monaghan Incident: Attack on Ballytrain Barracks Date: February 14th, 1920 The capture of Ballytrain Barracks in Monaghan by the IRA in Febru(...)

Students  should undertake  basic research about the college and its courses  prior to the open day. Photograph: iStock

The full realisation that their time at secondary school is coming to an end often becomes clear for sixth-year students when they find themselves wal(...)

Fishing vessels tied up in Killybegs, Co Donegal.  Photograph:  Brian Farrell/Irish Times

Fisherman Michael Cavanagh has no doubts about the potential for violence on the high seas in the event of a no-deal Brexit at the end of the month. (...)

Hunter Biden pictured with his father, Democratic US presidential hopeful in 2020, Joe Biden. File photograph: Getty

Hunter Biden is stepping down from the board of a Chinese-backed private equity company and promising to forego all foreign work if his father, forme(...)

Japan’s wing Kenki Fukuoka scores a try during the  Rugby World Cup Pool A match against  Scotland at the International Stadium in Yokohama. Photograph:  Odd Andersen/AFP via Getty Images

Japan 28 Scotland 21 Some days a country is unbeatable. Ireland against England under Croke Park’s glare in 2007. New Zealand the week after any All (...)

Billy Hutchinson  told the conference the PUP believed “a deal will be done” on Brexit. Photograph: Twitter/@OfficialPUP

An all-embracing unionist forum is urgently needed in response to calls for a Border poll on Irish unity, delegates at the Progressive Unionist Party’(...)

Robbie Henshaw with physio Keith Fox at Ireland Rugby squad training in  Fukuoka. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Maybe Donald Tusk was referring to all things Irish when tweeting “quo vadis?” this week. Hardly a reference to Ireland’s journey in RWC 2019, but I d(...)

Scotland’s scrumhalf George Horne celebrates after scoring a try during the 2019 Rugby World Cup win over Russia. Photo: Adrian Dennis/Getty Images

Scotland 61 Russia 0 That’s the easy part done, the hard bit is still to come. Scotland beat Russia 61-0, their biggest win in 15 years, and earned t(...)

Lainey Broderick with her husband holding a Mayo flag in Macchu Piccu in Peru.

The fear is real. I am not talking about the “Sunday night fear”, which we all know well. I am talking about the here and now as I know my turn is com(...)

German chancellor Angela Merkel and British prime minister Boris Johnson: held a bruising phone conversation. File phototograph (August 2019): Stefan Rousseau/PA

British prime minister Boris Johnson’s allies admitted on Tuesday that hopes of a Brexit deal at next week’s EU summit were effectively dead after Mr (...)

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