RM Smyllie in 1949

It would be hard to imagine a less “typical” figure than the Irish Times editor RM Smyllie. He hit his tee shots with a nine iron. His speech was a bi(...)

Liam Mac Con Iomaire (centre) at the launch of his biography of Breandán Ó hEithir in Galway with Prof Gearoid O Tuathaigh of NUI, Galway, and Mr Ó hEithir’s wife, Catherine. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy/The Irish Times.

The death has taken place of the renowned writer, broadcaster and academic Liam Mac Con Iomaire. He was 81. Mr Mac Con Iomaire was Director of the Mo(...)

Northern Irish Democratic Unionist Party  leader Arlene Foster (left) with Sinn Féin’s Mary Lou McDonald and Michelle O’Neill at the funeral service for  Lyra McKee in Belfast. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Pool/Reuters

Father Martin McGill’s words to the politicians gathered in front of him, including Sinn Féin’s Mary Lou McDonald and the Democratic Unionist Party’s (...)

United Irishmen fight British troops at the battle of Vinegar Hill in Wexford in 1798. Photograph: Hulton Archive/Getty Images

What does it mean to be Protestant and Irish? This is a question Protestants in the Republic have been asked more frequently in recent years, as the e(...)

 Minister Heather Humphreys TD at the launch of the book Protestant and Irish pictured with its editors Ian d’Alton and Ida Milne, at the RIA in Dawson Street, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/ The Irish Times

Growing up in north Leitrim in the 1980s, Colin Regan, a member of the Church of Ireland who played senior football for the county GAA team, remembers(...)

Minister for Business Heather Humphreys  (centre) at the launch of the  book Protestant and Irish which was edited by  Ian d’Alton and Ida Milne. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times.

A Protestant Cultural Centre should be built to tell the story of the faith in the State, which has largely been forgotten since independence was gain(...)

Virginia Teehan: ‘Now the profile of our heritage needs to be more prominent at a time of conflicting resources’

Virginia Teehan is “so happy for myself”. This might apply to her appointment as the new chief executive officer (CEO) for the Heritage Council on the(...)

 Donal Ó Drisceoil: ‘It’s very effective, making really good use of maps and graphics while it also has a good mix of new voices from the Atlas of the Irish Revolution’

A new documentary series The Irish Revolution successfully captures the approach taken in the award winning book Atlas of the Irish Revolution on whic(...)

Forensic officers inspect the remains of the vehicle  used as a car bomb outside Derry courthouse on January 20th, 2019. Photograph:  Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

Historian Marisa McGlinchey found herself being assailed for comment and explanation from a number of journalistic quarters following the “New IRA” ca(...)

An illustration of Prof James Moriarty in Conan Doyle’s work bears a striking resemblance to a photograph of Prof George Boole (left) and may well have been based on it.

A fascinating parallel between a brilliant mathematician and an arch-villain of crime fiction is drawn in a forthcoming book – New Light on George Boo(...)

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