An Irish soldier and an RUC officer share a joke at the original Irish Border in 1924. Still from Pathé, courtesy of the Irish Film Institute

The original hard Border on the island of Ireland was imposed by the Irish Free State in 1923, and footage of it has now been digitised and put online(...)

A view of the 1916 Proclamation at  Trinity College. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

It is a peculiarity of Irish life that an independence sought for so long and at such cost is not celebrated. Of the 20 or so nations which achieved t(...)

A post man by the Border. Photograph by Terence Spencer/The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images

The increasing threat of a hard Brexit means we could shortly see a return to a hard Border in Ireland. Here, we look back at how Northern Ireland (...)

The changes come in an attempt to reduce number of Westminster MPs from 650 to 600. Photograph: iStock

Proposals to split a Co Derry town into three voting zones have been dropped as the final revised Westminster boundaries for Northern Ireland were pub(...)

The Monaghan Way, near the border with south Armagh. Ninety-five of the Border’s 208 crossings are between Monaghan and its three northern neighbours, Fermanagh, Tyrone and Armagh.

There are more than twice as many border crossings in Co Monaghan alone as there are between Norway and Sweden, an international boundary much beloved(...)

Private George Edwin Ellison was the last recorded British fatality of the war.  He was 40, from Leeds, and left a widow and a four-year-old son.

At 5 am on November 11th, 1918, in a railway carriage at the forest of Compiègne outside Paris, an armistice was signed between the Allied forces and (...)

The changes are proposed as part of a wider plan to reduce the number of MPs in the House of Commons from 650 to 600. Photograph: Getty Images

Northern Ireland would see its number of parliamentary constituencies slimmed down from 18 to 17 under new proposals from the Boundary Commission in N(...)

The map titled ‘2018 revised proposals’ was briefly accessible on a section of the Boundary Commission for Northern Ireland website earlier this week.

A plan to redraw electoral boundaries in Northern Ireland has been significantly altered, with Belfast now set to retain its four seats, according to (...)

 WT Cosgrave: he and his deputy Kevin O’Higgins expressed very serious concern about the treatment of Catholics in Northern Ireland

Sunday is the 92nd anniversary of Ireland’s biggest ever financial success when a deal was signed with the UK government to reduce Ireland’s potential(...)

Former Labour TD has taken a case to the High Court aimed at securing the enactment of laws increasing the number of members of the Dáil before any general election.

The High Court has made directions for an urgent hearing of former Labour Party TD Joe Costello’s action aimed at securing the enactment of laws incre(...)

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