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Rossbeigh Strand: a breathtaking experienc

The only part of my stay-in-Ireland holiday that coincided with Phil Hogan’s now infamous itinerary was a pitstop in Adare on the way south. Not that (...)

A mural in Derry’s Bogside depicting John Hume, Martin Luther King jnr, Mother Teresa, and Nelson Mandela. File photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Derry likes to come out for its own, and look out for its own. But because of Covid it can’t really come out for John Hume, and that’s proving hard fo(...)

SDLP leader John Hume pictured in January 1987. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

The national and international standing of Nobel Laureate John Hume has been reflected in the flood of tributes paid to him for his work in achieving (...)

Irish fans  in the stands of the Stadio Luigi Ferraris in Genoa for the World Cup round of 16 game against Romania in 1990. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

This summer will go down as the strangest that Ireland has ever experienced- except for those hallucinogenic few weeks that were Italia 90. Thirty yea(...)

The statue of Edward Carson outside Stormont. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

It is surprising that the new mood of iconoclasm has not alighted upon Belfast’s statue of Dr Henry Cooke. A 19th century Presbyterian clergyman, Co(...)

Liam Neeson as Michael Collins

The Irish War of Independence was both a political struggle and a military conflict. Militarily, the two sides appeared unfairly matched. By 1921, the(...)

Bridget Dirrane, who died in 2003 aged 109, took part in a Cumann na mBan vigil outside Mountjoy on the November 1920 morning that 18-year-old IRA volunteer Kevin Barry was hanged. “We heard the death bell and then there was silence,” she said. Photograph: Joe St Leger

Through the 19th and into the 20th century, the use of peaceful mass mobilisation, collective action against state institutions, boycott and ostracisa(...)

John Gallagher talks with students from Francis Street  school in 2007. He was chairman of the board of management there for years. File photograph: Kate Geraghty.

This article is one of a series about people who have died with coronavirus in Ireland and among the diaspora. Read more at irishtimes.com/covid-19-li(...)

Johnnie Fox’s - has long laid claim to being the highest pub in the country

Anyone lucky enough to live within the immediate radius of Glencullen in south Dublin noticed it straightaway. Depending on which way the wind was blo(...)

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