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Bluthner boudoir piano at Adams

Anyone passing the window of Adams auctioneers in Blackrock village recently may have been admiring the very smart boudoir grand piano which is to be (...)

President Michael D Higgins. The details of how he will declare his hand are still uncertain. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

For months, President Michael D Higgins has kept his closest friends uncertain. They believed he would seek a second term in Áras an Uachtaráin. They (...)

Then president Éamon de Valera and  Sean Lemass attending the Michael Collins memorial mass in The Church of the Most Holy Trinity in Dublin on June 23rd, 1969. Photograph: Paddy Whelan /The Irish Times

The Lemass tapes, which were recently made public by The Irish Times, were intended to be the former taoiseach’s authorised biography, it has emerged.(...)

A cartoon about Irish neutrality, published in the ‘Evening Standard’ in November 1940. Illustration: David Low

The British government “double-crossed” Ireland during the second World War when it reneged on a promise that Ireland would be able to import the same(...)

President Michael D Higgins: “Michael D is regarded as unbeatable if he goes again,’’ said one long-time Leinster House observer.  Photograph: Getty Images

President Michael D Higgins will have history on his side if, as expected, he seeks a second term in the Arás. Speculation is mounting he will be an a(...)

The Hearne family upon their arrival to the US in 1950.

Ireland’s first ambassador to the US is to be honoured at a ceremony on Tuesday in Washington. During John Hearne’s decade in the role he began the (...)

Ian Marshall is “a certainty” to secure one of the seats, according to one Seanad source

Former president of the Ulster Farmers’ Union and strong anti-Brexit campaigner Ian Marshall is expected to win a Seanad seat when two byelections are(...)

Rosalind Franklin in 1950. She, like Crick, had realised that DNA had a double helix structure. Photograph: Vittoria Luzzati/NPG

When Barack Obama used a model of deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) in his 2016 State of the Union Address to introduce the concept of “Precision Medicine a(...)

Grand slam: Joe Schmidt gives Ireland a prematch talk at Twickenham. Photograph: Laurence Griffiths/Getty

When he was writing about his rugby career in The Battle, his autobiography, from 2016, the former Ireland captain Paul O’Connell reflected on how he (...)

Leader of the Irish Parliamentary Party John Redmond with Irish nationalist politician John Dillon circa 1910. Photograph: Hulton Archive/Getty

The sudden death of Irish Parliamentary Party chairman John Redmond one hundred years ago on Tuesday presented a dilemma for his supporters. The deat(...)

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