Photographs of Mildred Harnack, the great-great-aunt of Rebecca Donner and subject of Donner’s book ‘All the Frequent Troubles of Our Days’. Photograph: Elizabeth D Herman/The New York Times

Every year when Rebecca Donner visited her great-grandmother’s home she and her brother would stand against the kitchen wall to have their heights mar(...)

Dr Kurt Hubner’s study shows North would benefit enormously, with more modest gains for the Republic, if there was a united Ireland. Photograph: Paul Faith.

Despite the concept of a united Ireland being at the core of Irish political debate since partition in 1921, it is astonishing how little in-depth stu(...)