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Among those who worked on the railway were thousands of post-Famine Irish emigrants. File photograph: Getty

On this day 150 years ago one of the most important events in American history took place. A golden spike was driven into the ground to mark the com(...)

Adrian O’Neill (left) shows a portrait of Séamus Heaney by artist Mark Baker to Britain’s Prince Charles, Prince of Wales and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall as they attend a dinner to mark St Patrick’s Day and celebrate UK-Irish relations on March 6th, 2019 in London. File photograph:  Jeff Spicer/Getty

The Irish Ambassador to the United Kingdom has accused the Spectator magazine of publishing “snide and hostile” articles about Ireland. Adrian O’Nei(...)

Irish Ambassador to the US Daniel Mulhall. Photograph: Department of Foreign Affairs

Brexit is likely to lead to a strengthening of the US-Irish bond and the emergence of Ireland as the main bridge between the US and Europe, the Irish (...)

Daniel Mulhall, Irish ambassador to Britain: he challenged Ms Phillips’s contention that Ireland’s nationhood is ‘tenuous’ by pointing to over 100 years of independence.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A column in a British newspaper which describes Ireland as having a “tenuous claim to nationhood” has provoked an angry reaction from the Irish ambass(...)

‘Daily Telegraph’ journalist Simon Heffer: suggested Ireland might be next to leave the EU.

Irish Ambassador to Britain Daniel Mulhall has criticised as “snide” an article in the Daily Telegraph suggesting Ireland might be next to leave the E(...)

Ray Dowling with former Irish goalkeeper Packie Bonner at a recent LIGN event.

I made the move to London just over a year ago to join Enterprise Ireland’s International Graduate programme. Enterprise Ireland (EI) have a formalise(...)

A survey of 200 senior UK business leaders found 59 per cent have begun contingency planning ahead of Brexit. Photograph: iStock

Three-quarters of UK-based companies have said they are considering Ireland as an alternative European “gateway” as the UK prepares to exit the union.(...)

The will of Joseph Mary Plunkett, in which he bequeaths his possessions to his future wife  Grace Gifford, which is held in the National Library.

Letters written by Proclamation signatory Éamonn Ceannt and by the wife of Joseph Mary Plunkett will be made public for the first time as part of Cul(...)

Dexys, with Kevin Rowland centre

The artists formerly known as Dexys Midnight Runners are back in the top 10 after a 34-year absence. Now trading under the snappier moniker of Dexys,(...)

George Russell (AE) Self Portrait, 1923: “AE was well ahead of his time as it is only in recent decades that an inclusive attitude to the past has prevailed. He also acknowledged the role of women in the Rising, but without the condescension of Yeats”

For this centenary year, I plan to post a series of blogs on aspects of the Easter Rising and its legacy. There are many approaches to the events o(...)

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