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President Michael D Higgins hosting the second seminar in the Machnamh 100 series at Áras an Uachtaráin on Thursday. Photograph: Maxwell Photography/PA Wire

Irish people were “willing agents” and often “enthusiastic accomplices to the excesses of colonialism”, President Michael D Higgins has suggested. Th(...)

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One of the great successes of our recent Covid-19 lockdown (though not an actual lockdown, they insist) was the television series Normal People. Who (...)

Lenny Abrahamson said RTÉ did not have the financial resources to develop the adaptation (above) of Sally Rooney’s novel Normal People, which has became an international sensation.  Photograph: Enda Bowe/Element Pictures

Film director Lenny Abrahamson has said he and the producers of Normal People took it to the BBC first because of the “chronic situation in terms of f(...)

Auxiliaries celebrate after a failed IRA attack on their quarters in Dublin in April 1921. Photograph courtesy of the National Library of Ireland

ROYAL IRISH CONSTABULARY One of the unintended consequences of the recent row over the proposed commemoration of the Royal Irish Constabulary (RIC) i(...)

NYPD chief Dermot Shea, the latest Irish-American to head up the US’s largest police force.  Photogrpah: Yana Paskova/Getty

Nestled in the heart of lower Manhattan near City Hall, is the headquarters of the New York Police Department. The 13-floor building is the nerve cent(...)

Poolbeg Ringsend water treatment facility was built for a capacity of 1.64 million people but it has to cope with demand that can reach 2.3 million. Photograph: Eoin O’Shaughnessy / Dublin City Shots

The pace at which Irish Water is fixing deficiencies in waste water treatment infrastructure “is too slow”, as raw sewage continues to be released int(...)

People in Tubbercurry are ‘boiling kettles dozens of times a day and buying containers of water’, according to the chamber of commerce

Householders on the east coast who have been coping with a boil water notice for a number of days have been urged to “hunker down and get ready for th(...)

President Donald Trump with vice-president Mike Pence. Photograph: Chip Somodevilla/Getty

US vice-president Mike Pence begins his official visit to Ireland when he flies into Shannon Airport on Monday. Mr Pence will be greeted on arrival a(...)

US Vice President Mike Pence may be in Ireland as soon as Monday. File photograph: Aubrey Gemignani/Nasa via Getty

The visit of US vice president Mike Pence is being brought forward to early next week after Donald Trump cancelled a trip to Europe this weekend and d(...)

Unless rough sleepers were clearly visible on the streets, the authorities and the public seemed unaware of the homelessness crisis, Mark Kane of North West Simon said.

Homelessness has become “a silent crisis” reaching into Ireland’s towns and villages while the focus remains on the big cities, according to the recen(...)

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