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The Hardy Bucks: We haven’t seen Eddie, Buzz, French toast and The Boo since 2015

Yee-ha! It’s redneck heaven on the telly this month, with the return of those good ol’ Trailer Park Boys to Netflix at the end of the month, preceded (...)

 Aileen Donnelly. Photograph: DAVE MEEHAN

Ms Justice Aileen Donnelly, the High Court judge criticised by Polish media this week after raising concerns regarding the country’s legal system, is (...)

Gardaí believe the Kinahan gang will try again to murder Patsy Hutch after a suspected attempt on his life was foiled on Saturday. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

Gardaí believe the Kinahan gang will try again to murder Patsy Hutch after a suspected attempt on his life was foiled on Saturday. Four people remain(...)

The only cast-iron rule of family history is that you start from what you know and use it to find out more. Take your granny and work back from her.

There has never been a better time to research Irish family history. A revolution in access to Irish genealogical records has taken place over the pas(...)

An injured man is aided by mourners, including Martin McGuinness, left, at Milltown cemetary in 1978. Photograph: David Jones/PA Archive/PA Images

Unheard testimony from the families of victims of the bombing of an IRA funeral by loyalist paramilitary member Michael Stone and of a revenge attack (...)

Brigid of Kildare: a fearless negotiator who secured women’s property rights, and freed trafficked women

History is filled with stories of great deeds, the exploits of rebels, patriots and politicians, writers and artists, scientists and innovators. They (...)

With the “civic unionism” letter, Dr James Wilson was anxious to counter any nationalist assumptions that such a grouping  was “passive” about or opposed to equality and rights.  File photograph: Getty Images

Dr James Wilson is a freelance consultant, researcher and historian, and former member of the British army from Coleraine, Co Derry, who believes broa(...)

A British army sniper takes cover behind a makeshift peace line dividing Catholic and Protestant communities in north Belfast in February 1978. Photograph: Alex Bowie/Getty Images

Edward Burke’s new book examines the story of British army soldiers who served in Northern Ireland during the Troubles. On July 30th, 1972, the Briti(...)

Dennis Hutchings at a Horseguards parade in London on February 3th. “The Northern Ireland government and the legacy department of the PSNI is hounding servicemen because they’re easier than chasing terrorists.”  Photograph: Joanne O’Brien

The field in which John Pat Cunningham died is as unremarkable as any in Ireland. Standing at the gate, outside the village of Benburb, Co Tyrone, the(...)

“We couldn’t have asked for better,” Lance Daly tells us amid the bustle of the 68th Berlin Film Festival. “It really is one of the major festivals. T(...)

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