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Napoleon Bonaparte: had many connections with people born in Ireland

Shortly before his death on May 5th, 1821, Napoleon Bonaparte, in exile on St Helena, wrote a codicil to his will, bequeathing 10,000 francs (about £5(...)

Bernard Montgomery: the future field marshal served as a brigade major tasked with subduing Cork, a place that had become the crucible of the War of Independence

In January 1921, an ambitious British army officer arrived in Cork with a view to subduing a place that had become the crucible of the War of Independ(...)

A crowd of 37,000 could be allowed into Wellington’s Sky Stadium for the New Zealand v Australia Bledisloe Cup match next Sunday. Photograph: Marty Melville/Inpho

That Micheál Martin and pals are the first generation of anti-Treatyites to let builders demolish The O’Rahilly’s house would not have been lost on th(...)

Pte James Joseph Daly of the Connaught rangers was executed on November 2nd, 1920, for leading an attack on the British garrison in Solon, India.

It all began with a hurling match in Clare and a calculated snub. Joe Hawes, a wiry, embittered veteran of the first World War, was home on embarkatio(...)

Cillian Sheridan in action for Wellington Phoenix during his time in New Zealand.

When Cillian Sheridan was travelling up to training in Dublin on Bus Éireann, he probably couldn’t have imagined he would end up on a journey that has(...)

Ryanair chief executive Michael O’Leary said he was working on a best-case scenario of two to three months in which flights would be grounded and revenues would vanish. Photograph: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

Having triggered the wiping of more than $25 trillion off the value of public companies globally in the past five weeks as it wreaks havoc on health s(...)

Patricia O Connor’s body was dismembered into 15 separate parts

A brother and sister have described finding a human torso in the Wicklow mountains while having a picnic, with one of them describing the body part as(...)

The Manor, Manor Kilbride, Blessington, Co Wicklow

20 Wellington Street, Dún Laoghaire, Co Dublin 20 Wellington Street, Dún Laoghaire, Co Dublin Status Came on the market in O(...)

Ireland’s  Conor Murray  is tackled by New Zealand flanker Sam Cane. “Underhill and Curry have been pretty impressive,” said Cane. “They’ve both got a huge appetite for hard work, very good skill sets.” Photograph: Anne-Christine Poujoulat/AFP/Gettty

It would probably only deepen the wounds from last Saturday’s quarter-final in Tokyo Stadium were England to dethrone New Zealand in next Saturday’s p(...)

Max Hastings, a former newspaper editor and now a historian, accused Boris Johnson (pictured)  and his government of being ‘completely indifferent’ to the fate of Northern Ireland in the Brexit debate. Photograph:  Daniel Leal-Olivas/PA Wire.

Britain is not an important country any more and Brexit is being driven by an “almost crazy nostalgia” for the past, the historian Max Hastings has sa(...)

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