Taoiseach Sean Lemass,  minister for industry and commerce Jack Lynch and Department of Finance  secretary TK Whitaker leaving for London for a meeting with British prime minister Harold Wilson in November 1964.  Photograph: Jimmy McCormack/The Irish Times

Efforts to get Sir Roger Casement’s remains repatriated to Ireland were frustrated for years by Conservative governments led by Harold Macmillan and A(...)

Robert Harris: taking a more nuanced view of the second World War. Photograph: David Levenson/Getty Images

“Britain is the only European country to come out of the war feeling better about itself than when it went in,” says Robert Harris, when I ask why the(...)