British Navy

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Steve Aiken, now an Ulster Unionist MLA for South Antrim, was a commander in the British Royal Navy and was involved in the planning for the invasion of Iraq. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Two Northern Ireland politicians who served at senior level in the Iraq war have spoken of their continuing profound feelings of dismay that Britain b(...)

The Air Corp performs a fly past during a ceremony at Banna Strand in Co Kerry to mark the centenary of the capture of Sir Roger Casement. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire.

Thousands of people have attended a commemoration marking 100 years to the day since Roger Casement landed at Banna Strand in Co Kerry from a German s(...)

 The Remembrance Wall at Glasnevin Cemetery in Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Last week I was asked whether I was British. It wasn’t a question. It was an accusation, levelled at me during a discussion on 1916, which I said was (...)

Valletta skyline at sunset with the Carmelite Church dome and St Paul’s cathedral. A world-heritage site, Unesco calls this time-warp city “one of the most concentrated historic areas in the world”

The first thing that can strike you about Malta, a tiny island in the Mediterranean approximately 17 miles long and nine miles wide, are the sheer num(...)

A piece of a bomb landed in Dublin’s Kildare Street on Thursday, at the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland, just down from the Dáil. There were no(...)

The two Government Ministers who announced the Budget have said it was principally directed at the “squeezed middle” or “coping classes” in society. A(...)

(From left to right) Frances, daughter of Jeremiah Hennessy snr (seated), his second wife Mary Josephine, and son Jeremiah jnr, who was involved in the Howth gunrunning.

As both an Irish Volunteer and the son of an officer in the British navy, Jeremiah Hennessy may never have suspected his involvement in the Howth gunr(...)

Japan's classic seifuku design has entered popular culture in manga such as Poppy Hill

Japan Japanese girls think their school uniforms are so cute that many wear them all the time, even at weekends. Introduced over a century ago, t(...)

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