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Lisa Smith arriving at Dublin District Court in 2020. She is expected to stand trial before the non-jury Special Criminal Court in Dublin next January. Photograph: Alan Betson

Lisa Smith, an Irish woman accused of joining Islamic State, has won a legal battle that will allow her to travel to Northern Ireland to visit family (...)

Lisa Smith arriving at Dublin District Court in 2020. She is expected to stand trial before the non-jury Special Criminal Court in Dublin next January. Photograph: Alan Betson

A UK commission is expected to decide shortly if Irish woman Lisa Smith, accused of joining Islamic State, will be allowed to enter Northern Ireland. (...)

Nico Bühler, his wife Justine and their 3-month-old daughter Lucille  travelled back from Strasbourg. Photograph: Ronan McGreevy

Dublin Airport is a forlorn looking place these days. It was once the busiest transport hub in Ireland throbbing with passengers from before dawn to l(...)

Emily Kelly: ’A flight tomorrow would cost €1,100, pre-booking the hotel would cost €1,800. There’s just too much uncertainty’

An Irish woman based in Qatar has criticised the State’s mandatory hotel quarantine system, saying there is no way to apply for an exemption before ar(...)

Tom Barry: Emboldened by the escape at Crossbarry, Barry decided to target the RIC barracks in his hometown on March 30th, 1921.

One of the many interesting facets of the complicated character of Tom Barry is that his father was a Royal Irish Constabulary (RIC) policeman. Thoma(...)

Anthony O’Brien, a former sergeant in the Defence Forces, who is a whistleblower about abuse in the army. ‘I wanted them to know about this stuff. I want something to happen for these victims.’ Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Anthony O’Brien was a young soldier in the 1980s when he was told to drive a commandant home from the Curragh Camp. Once on the Kildare back roads, th(...)

Lives Lost: Michael Lynch from Cork, 1928-2021

This article is one of a series about people who have died with coronavirus in Ireland and among the diaspora. You can read more of them here. If you (...)

IRA commander Tom Barry’s account of the Kilmichael ambush in his 1949 memoir had been challenged by historian Peter Hart.

Controversial claims IRA commander Tom Barry invented the story of a false surrender by Auxiliaries at the Kilmichael ambush in 1920 have been challen(...)

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In 1973, the late Michael Costello – who died in 1986 – was honoured by King Baudouin of Belgium for his services to the international sugar beet indu(...)

Colm O'Gorman with his greyhounds Jake and Oscar, Amy Huberman with her dog Phoebe and Gemma Tipton with her horse Bosco

FAMILIAR FACEs On how their Four-legged companions enrich their lives, from ‘calming’ alpacas and magnificent horses to Basset-Hound bosses Derv(...)

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