Interior of a peasant family’s hut during the Great Famine, 1845-1849. Illustration from The Life and Times of Queen Victoria, by Robert Wilson. Photograph: The Print Collector/Getty Images

The lengths to which Irish people went to stay alive including cannibalism have been detailed in a new documentary on the Great Famine. Entitled The (...)

TK Whitaker  in 1975, when he was governor of the Central Bank. Photograph: Tommy Collins

When the secretary of the Department of Finance TK Whitaker sought to change the direction of the Irish economy in the late 1950s, he faced many chall(...)

Dollymount, Dublin. Throughout Ireland, extreme weather has brought more frequent and severe storms, increased flooding, droughts and wildfires, with all their negative consequences. File photograph: Eric Luke

Since the collapse of the Roman Empire a millennium and a half ago, much time and research has gone into trying to understand its causes. Many explana(...)

TK Whitaker at a press conference in Dublin in April 1975. Whitaker helped establish the ESRI.   Photograph: Tommy Collins/The Irish Times

In his history of modern Ireland, published in 1989, Joe Lee commented unfavourably on Ireland’s economics profession in the 1950s and 1960s. Lee’s cr(...)

The Ebola outbreak killed some 10,000 people in three west African countries. Photograph: Daniel Berehulak/The New York Times

Aid agency Concern Worldwide has criticised Ireland for taking “excessive precautions” against the threat of Ebola arising from an outbreak of the dis(...)

This substantial volume had its origin in a University College Dublin lecture series in 2004, to mark the centenary of Bloomsday. The contributors (...)

The authors of the study on mixed-marriage patterns in Ireland 100 years ago say they could have been used to anticipate future violence and civil conflict

The authors of a new study of mixed-marriage patterns between Catholics and Protestants in Ireland 100 years ago have said they could have been used (...)