A live demonstration uses artificial intelligence and facial recognition at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Experts believe it is already too late to restrict the movement of face data across geographic borders. Photograph: David McNew/AFP/Getty Images

When Jillian York, a 36-year-old American activist, was on vacation in February, she received an unexpected text. Her friend Adam Harvey, another acti(...)

 Anglo-Irish bank Headquarters on St Stephen’s Green, Dublin. Photograph: Julien Behal/PA Wire

Seamus Murphy was something of a maverick in Dublin’s small stockbroking community in late 2006 when he suddenly turned negative on Irish banks. That(...)

Sinn Féin leaders at the first Dáil Éireann in 1919 include Éamon de Valera, Michael Collins, Cathal Brugha, Arthur Griffith, William Cosgrave, Terence MacSwiney and Richard Mulcahy. Photograph: Hulton Archive

The revolution of 1916-1923 is usually presented in our history books as part of the physical-force tradition of Irish nationalism, but in reality it (...)

The former Loreto hostel, on St Stephen’s Green, Dublin, goes on sale today

A former Loreto hostel on St Stephen’s Green, Dublin, which now has planning approval to convert it into a luxury 81-bedroom hotel, will be offered fo(...)

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“My favourite subjects in school are home economics and Irish. I love studying Irish because I enjoy learning about Irish culture and poetry. “In ho(...)

 The Remembrance Wall at Glasnevin Cemetery commemorating all those who died in 1916. We ended up after all the killing of the 1916-1923  period  in a similar position to what was likely under home rule. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Home Rule, already law, could have led this part of Ireland peacefully to the same fully independent position Canada enjoys today, had it not been der(...)

Members of the Fingal Old IRA Commemorative Society re-enacting the Battle of Ashbourne at the launch of the Fingal 2016 Centenary Programme in Swords County Hall last month

February 26th, 1916 A disgruntled “observer” of Dublin student life has penned a caustic letter to The Irish Times noting the contrast between the n(...)

Residents light candles as they pay homage in front of the house of Colombian Nobel Prize laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez in Aracataca. Garcia Marquez, the Colombian author whose beguiling stories of love and longing brought Latin America to life for millions of readers and put magical realism on the literary map, died on Thursday. He was 87. Photograph: John Vizcaino/Reuters

1927 - Garcia Marquez is born on March 6 in Aracataca, a backwater banana-growing town near Colombia’s Caribbean coast. The oldest ch(...)

Eamon de Valera thanked America for the ’sympathy her people had shown to many’ including himself, suring the period 1916-21. Photo by General Photographic Agency/Getty Images

The 50th anniversary of President Kennedy’s visit to Ireland in June 1963 overshadows the visit of his father almost 75 years ago, in July, 1938. The (...)