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Eamon de Valera speaking in 1969. Photograph: The Irish Times

Eamon de Valera was never a republican, and his support and that of other Irish nationalist leaders for an Irish republic during the War of Independen(...)

Members of the Defence Forces during the first major event in Ireland to mark the centenary of the 1916 Rising, at Dublin Castle last year. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Commemoration of historic events and remembering those who died in conflicts invariably involves making moral judgements on the participants and the j(...)

Monsoon Home collection

HOME INSPIRATION FROM AWAY Fashion brand Monsoon is venturing into homewares with a collection that is simply called Home but that takes its inspirat(...)

Rosebank house: A central focus of the festival  will be the deeds of various informers, murderers, double-crossers and looters in the West Cork region

The Irish obsession with history is akin to that of Italians for food and the French for love. It is our motivating force, an internal propellant that(...)

Ireland have had an impressive start to the World Under-23 Championships in Plovdiv, Bulgaria

Ireland’s Fintan and Jake McCarthy showed that that Skibbereen– and Ireland – have talent coming up fast to take on the mantle of the O’Donovans and (...)

Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright in Netflix’s House of Cards. Michael Dobbs, author of the House of Cards novel, will speak at an event in Cork later this month. Photograph: Netflix

The willingness of Michael Dobbs, author of the absorbing political novel House of Cards, to give an address at the first ever West Cork History Festi(...)

West Cork History Festival organiser Dr Simon Kingston

The organisers of a history festival in west Cork are hoping its examination of some of the most controversial events of the Irish revolutionary perio(...)

Ceiling detail at the Conrad hotel just off St Stephen’s Green, Dublin

It’s a sure sign that the economy is on the up and up when hotels are back refurbishing their rooms. The usual eight-year cycle was disrupted over the(...)

Quantum computing takes advantage of the ability of subatomic particles to exist in more than one state at any time. Image: iStock

One of the world’s leading physicists has warned Ireland risks falling behind other countries and losing its international reputation as a high-tech l(...)

This shop in Co Donegal has sold the second highest number of Lotto jackpot tickets. Photograph: Google Street

With the Euromillions heading towards an eye watering €150 million on Friday night, anyone anxious to secure the jackpot might be wondering where they(...)

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