A general view of Lazio fans during the Rome derby against Roma at the  Stadio Olimpico. Photograph: Paolo Bruno/Getty Images

The great-grandson of Italian fascist dictator Benito Mussolini has signed his first professional contract with Serie A soccer team Lazio. Romano Fl(...)

Donald Trump: last week’s testing of the market suggests that he has a hard core of tens of millions of followers now fully committed to the destruction of American democracy. Photograph: Michael Reynolds/EPA

There’s an American cliché: Run it up the flagpole and see who salutes. It emerged from the advertising industry in the Mad Men era. It’s what you do (...)

The late Brendan Cardiff, retired veteran of many years at the European Commission in Brussels and occasional correspondent with this column

I was sad to hear over Christmas of the death of Brendan Cardiff, retired veteran of many years at the European Commission in Brussels and occasional (...)

Insofar as Clare Sheridan was Irish, as she always claimed, it was in part thanks to her lack of formal education. Born in London in 1885, she spent c(...)

Michael Collins and Eamon De Valera. Photograph: Getty/Irish Times

Civil War politics began in the surroundings of what is now the National Concert Hall in Earlsfort Terrace and has ended 98 years later at the Convent(...)

When news of Terence MacSwiney’s death after 74 days on hunger strike at Brixton Prison reached Spain in October, 1920, the people of Catalonia went i(...)

Michael Collins and Eamon De Valera. Photograph: Getty/Irish Times

If Wednesday’s historic announcement between Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael marked the end of Civil War politics, its beginnings can be traced to a vote on(...)

  Near the altar of Holy Trinity Cathedral in Addis Ababa is a secular portrait depicting a session of the League of Nations in 1936. The focus of the picture is an address by Emperor Haile Selassie. But in the background, looking on, is de Valera.

Eamon de Valera may have a mixed reputation in Ireland, the country he dominated for so long. But he holds an exalted place – literally – in Ethiopia,(...)

Rosamund Pike in Radioactive

The filmmaker Paulette McDonagh, working with her actor sister Isabel McDonagh and art director third sibling, Phyllis McDonagh, made a series of self(...)

League party leader Matteo Salvini during an anti-government demonstration in Rome last October. Photograph: Remo Casilli/Reuters

When Alan Fabbri was growing up near the northern Italian city of Ferrara in the 1990s he engaged in an act of teenage rebellion that surprised his fr(...)

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