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Soloheadbeg, Co Tipperary: More than a thousand people gathered at the gentle slope in front of Solohead Church on Sunday to commemorate an ambush carried out there exactly 100 years before. Photograph: John D Kelly

The people of the Co Tipperary townland of Solohead gathered on Sunday to remember momentous events which occurred there 100 years ago which would eve(...)

Historian and former government minister Dr Martin Mansergh will unveil a new information board about the Soloheadbeg ambush later this month. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The organisers of the Soloheadbeg ambush centenary say the decision of President Michael D Higgins not to attend is a “missed opportunity”. The Solo(...)

Charlie Haughey gets ready to recreate that Duran Duran video. Photograph: Don MacMonagle

Poor Leo Varadkar. He can’t even have a photo-op at a pop concert without falling backwards into a bin and then walking around with a bin on his head (...)

Cpt Ciara Ní Ruairc,  from Kildare, is part of the UN Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO), which was first deployed in 1991

It’s not everyone’s choice of a spot to spend the summer – a dugout in the Golan Heights, or a live-fire training camp in Mali – although there are ot(...)

De Valera  wrote: “For the sake of the women of the world at any rate I am glad it is over. They it is who have suffered most. Their imaginings have been far worse than the worst horrors the men have had to endure.” Photograph: General Photographic Agency/Getty Images

A letter written by Éamon de Valera from prison to his wife on Armistice Day has been made public for the first time. The letter is sent from Lincol(...)

Eamon O’Cuiv TD and Senator Mark Daly with Sorcha McAnespy, who said she would  run as a Fianna Fail candidate in next year’s local council elections. Photograph: Fianna Fáil/PA Wire

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has removed Galway West TD Eamon Ó Cuív from a senior frontbench post after he was involved in an attempt to launch (...)

Enterprise Ireland and the Irish Universities Association jointly fund an agency, Knowledge Transfer Ireland, set up specifically to see scientific discoveries commercialised

Anyone who has ever tried to get a book into print would likely accept the view that there is more work involved in winning acceptance from a publishe(...)

French singer Severine reads the Sunday Independent newspaper in her hotel on 4th April, the day after she won the 1971 Eurovision Song Contest with the song ‘Un banc, un arbre, une rue’ for Monaco in Dublin, Ireland on 3rd April 1971. Photograph: Rolls Press/Popperfoto/Getty Images

Revisiting another facet of the colourful history of print journalism in Ireland would hardly justify even a faint cry of “Hold the front page”. At le(...)

Joan Freeman, Liadh Ní Riada, Michael D Higgins, Seán Gallagher, Peter Casey and Gavin Duffy. Surely some only marginally-compromised elder statesfolk could have been conjured up to give Higgins some proper competition? Photograph: Tom Honan

Right you shower of bastards, now that Peter Casey is president* things are going to be very different around here. Obviously, we at The Iri(...)

Lissadell House, July 2016: former and sitting TDs (back row) Niamh Bhreathnach, Jan O’Sullivan, Nora Owen, Mary Harney, Mary Mitchell O’Connor, Mary Coughlan, Mary Hanafin, Síle de Valera, Heather Humphreys; (front row) Frances Fitzgerald, Gemma Hussey, (Constance Cassidy, host and owner of Lissadell House), Máire Geoghegan-Quinn, Mary O’Rourke, Katherine Zappone. Joan Burton was not in attendance; Regina Doherty and Josepha Madigan were appointed senior Ministers in 2017. Photograph: James Connolly

In July 2016, 14 women from different backgrounds attended a dinner party in Co Sligo. The women were members of one of Ireland’s most exclusive clubs(...)

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