British Troops

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Last November a headstone was finally placed on Julia Morrissey’s grave in Athenry

Sarah Mellows was seriously struggling when she sent a letter to her priest, seeking a loan of “a few pounds for a month or so”. “Few are my friends (...)

Gerry Adams speaks to the media after being released  in 2014 following questioning in Co Antrim in relation to the murder of Jean McConville. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Pacemaker

Declaring to the BBC’s Andrew Marr that his struggle for a united Ireland was not a failure, Gerry Adams made an implausible claim: the target had not(...)

Central Park: keen birders can find as many as 100 species here on a single autumn day. Photograph: iStock

Lou Reed’s quintessential 1970s hymn to New York nightlife, Walk on the Wild Side, is limited to the strange behaviour of the human animal. Over recen(...)

Spike Island

Ireland’s answer to Alcatraz has scooped second place in the World Travel Awards coming in ahead of such world famous landmarks as the Great Wall of C(...)

Author John Jefferies with the Rolls Royce “Moon Car” on Cobh Pier at the launch of “Death on the Pier”. Mr Jefferies is a descendant of one of the episode’s key participants, IRA man Daniel “Sandow” O’Donovan

It was described by the then president of Dáil Éireann, William T Cosgrave, as “a dastardly outrage” without parallel “in its deliberation and its sav(...)

 Scanning electron micrograph of the anaerobic spirochaete bacteria Treponema pallidum, the causative agent of syphilis  in humans

In one of James Joyce’s more scurrilous puns, from Ulysses, his protagonist known only as “the citizen” expresses contempt for any talk of the civilis(...)

'United Ireland? It’s all guff': Colm Lynagh, Anthony McIntyre, Gerry McGeough and Tommy McKearney Colm Lynagh, Anthony McIntyre, Gerry McGeough and Tommy McKearney

Brexit will not lead to a return to bloodshed in Northern Ireland, says one Provisional IRA veteran. Talk of a united Ireland is all guff, according t(...)

Tom Savage, who has died recently, was a prominent communications expert who served as chairman of the RTÉ Authority and previously as an adviser to A(...)

Martin McGuinness (right) and Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams at the funeral of Patrick Kelly, a reputed IRA commander in East Tyrone shot dead by the SAS in 1987. File photograph: PA Wire

May 23rd, 1950: James Martin Pacelli McGuinness is born in Derry. The city was riven by poverty, unemployment and discrimination. Gerrymandering meant(...)

 DUP defence spokesman Sir Jeffrey Donaldson hit out at human rights lawyers for their pursuit of those who served in the armed forces, police and security services. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The DUP is demanding measures to ensure British security forces veterans cannot face investigations into their actions during conflicts if they have a(...)

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