Mick Jones (left), Joe Strummer and Paul Simonon of punk  band The Clash performing in about 1980. File photograph: Hulton Archive/Getty Images

‘This was a baptism of fire.” Paul Tipping is remembering his time as the entertainments officer of the students union in Trinity College Dublin in 1(...)

 Delia Close, former Assembly members June Morrice and Monica McWilliams, Baroness May Blood  Pearl Sagar, who was one of the negotiators during the peace talks, who were involved in the  Northern Ireland Women’s Coalition in the 1990s. Photograph: Paddy Whelan

The role of the Northern Ireland Women’s Coalition (NIWC) in helping to bring peace to the region in the late 1990s is being explored in a new BBC do(...)

Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney and Northern Secretary James Brokenshire are to meet to five main parties in the North next week. File photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney has said DUP leader Arlene Foster made a “real effort” with her recent comments on the Irish language. His(...)

Philip Lynch: my decision  to stay away is easier now

Living away from Ireland is easier. There, I’ve said it, and the sky hasn’t come crashing down, and the crowd at home probably don’t mind. So much of (...)

The Fifth Division of Replacements arrive and give the word that the troops of Navarre have come to fight in the Spanish Civil War, circa 1936. Photograph: Three Lions/Getty Images

The only Irishman known to have fought with the Basque army during the Spanish Civil War was remembered at an event in Dublin this weekend marking the(...)

Bernadette McAliskey: “Our simplistic historic understanding of fascism needs to be challenged.”

Fascism can assume many guises and people need to know how to recognise it and confront it so that the world can avoid the horrors of the 20th century(...)

Billy Hutchinson in December 2012:   “With nationalism, it’s a bit like St Augustine: wrap the green flag around me, but not just yet. It won’t happen in my lifetime.” Photograph: Peter Muhly/AFP/Getty Images

Brexit, demographic shifts and the dramatic outcome of the Northern Assembly elections are all fuelling talk of a united Ireland, a Border p(...)

Ellie Kisyombe, from Dublin, as United Against Racism held a rally calling for the end of direct provision. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Up to 500 people marched in Dublin on Saturday calling for an end to the direct-provision system of accommodating asylum seekers. Among them were as(...)

Bernadette McAliskey: the lifelong republican and socialist was conflicted about how to vote in EU referendum but went for Remain based on practical reasons. Photograph: Paula Geraghty

Lifelong republican and socialist Bernadette McAliskey was conflicted about how to vote in the EU referendum but in the end plumped for Remain. She a(...)

Hilary Dully: “We were never actually told that they wouldn’t show it, and it was kind of suggested that they would – but not then.” Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

For Tuesday, March 29th, 1994, the TV highlights published in this newspaper listed a UTV programme exploring the phenomenon of stigmata, and BBC1 of(...)

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