Ronan O’Sullivan (left) and Emmet Quinlan were quarantined following a St Patrick’s Day celebration in Vietnam.

Two young Cork men were taken into quarantine by Vietnamese health authorities in recent days after cases of coronavirus were identified at a bar they(...)

Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, the leader of the Taliban delegation, and Zalmay Khalilzad, US envoy for peace in Afghanistan, shake hands after signing an agreement at a ceremony between members of Afghanistan’s Taliban and the US in Doha, on Saturday. Photograph: Ibraheem al Omari/Reuters

In truth the peace deal signed by the US and the Taliban is more to do with US withdrawal of its 12,000 troops than it has to do with peace in Afghani(...)

President Emmanuel Macron of France speaks during a meeting with US president Donald Trump in London last December. Photograph: Al Drago/The New York Times

On a weekday evening, members of the French establishment queued to enter the Cercle Interallié, one of the most exclusive clubs in Paris, to hear Ren(...)

Terence MacSwiney was sentenced to two years in jail on August 16th 1920 for possession of ‘seditious documents’.

The international impact that Lord Mayor of Cork Terence MacSwiney had when he died in hunger strike in 1920 in Ireland’s struggle for freedom will be(...)

Stories about the struggles emigrants face where they live in the world topped our most popular list this year - from the struggle of creating a new l(...)

Minister for foreign affairs Brian Lenihan with An Ngoc Dung (2) and Van Quoc Thanh (3) at a party for Vietnamese refugees at Blanchardstown hospital, Co Dublin, in 1979. Photograph: Pat Langan/The Irish Times

Forty years ago today, on Christmas Eve 1979, the front page of The Irish Times carried an unusually cheery photograph of then minister for foreign af(...)

The Custom House next to the River LIffey in Dublin. Photograph: iStock

Dublin has been ranked the worst city in the world to find a place to live for expats in a new study published on Tuesday. Ireland’s capital was in l(...)

Harvey Keitel was originally cast in the lead role but, deemed unacceptable, was replaced by Martin Sheen (above)

Forty years ago, Francis Ford Coppola finally premiered Apocalypse Now at the Cannes film festival. The movie had been mooted a decade earlier. Produc(...)

Michael Collins at the launch of the Dáil loan, surrounded by many prominent figures from the Irish revolution including the mother of Patrick Pearse and the widows of Tom Clarke and Eamon Ceannt. Source: Irish Film Institute

On April 4th, 1919, Michael Collins’s motion to Dáil Éireann to approve a £250,000 Dáil loan was approved. Nothing was left to chance by the newly a(...)

Snow drifts make roads virtually impassable in Rathmore, Co Kildare. Photograph: Niall Seargent

The Irish Times, Thursday, March 1st, 2018: ‘People urged to stay indoors for blizzard’. That was the front page of our newspaper on this day last ye(...)

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