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US president Donald Trump speaks to the press in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Photograph Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty

2017 January 20th Trump inaugurated as the 45th president of the United States. His presidential rival Hillary Clinton is among those in attendance,(...)

The scene at the harbour in Kilkee on Saturday night.

Nine people were arrested for public order offences following scenes of rowdiness in the west Clare seaside town of Kilkee. Three men were charged a(...)

InishBofin, Co Galway. Photograph: Declan Surpless

Our offhsore havens are opening up again – a perfect excuse to get away from it all In the darkest days of lockdown anyone with a grá for our of(...)

Defined by his walrus moustache, John Bolton became an almost cartoonish caricature of a certain kind of American conservative. Photograph: Doug Mills/New York Times

The former US national security adviser, now one of his president’s harshest critics, shares his controversial views on Donald Trump, Ireland, Brex(...)

Annette O’Donnell and her partner Michael Hillary: “It’s a bit eerie and sad opening this morning and having to take away tables and chairs.”

Annette O’Donnell has been through a Covid-19 lockdown once. Now, the Ballylanders, Co Limerick, woman is having to do it all over again at the Galtee(...)

Admiralty Lodge, Spanish Point, Co Clare

Spanish Point takes its name from a fleet of vessels – which were part of the Spanish Armada – lost in stormy seas along the rugged coastline in 1588.(...)

Three British soldiers John McCaig 17 (L) his brother Joseph, 18 (R) and Dougald McCaughey (23) had been drinking in a Belfast city centre pub when they were lured to their deaths by the IRA. Photograph: PA

A former British paratrooper who became a Provisional IRA member has been named as being centrally involved in one of the most notorious episodes of t(...)

Kirsty Spencer with her children outside their hub accommodation, in Drumcondra in Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson

No Child 2020 is an Irish Times initiative to provide a sustained focus on child welfare and children’s issues in 2019. Inspired by the Democratic Pro(...)

Visitors to the island are taken on a guided tour through its 1,300-year history.

It may well once have been about as attractive a destination as Van Diemen’s Land or the Bastille but the former prison of Spike Island has undergone (...)

Headless horseman pursuing Ichabod Crane from Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irvine. Image: Wikimedia Commons

Halloween is fast approaching and it’s time to delve back in the origins of Irish traditions and explore how Samhain became Halloween. Irish ghost st(...)

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