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Former special envoy Mitchell Reiss said there is a ‘real need’ for US reprsentation in Northern Ireland.

The United States has been urged to appoint a special envoy to Northern Ireland at a congressional hearing on the Belfast Agreement in Washington. S(...)

 “I began to notice them everywhere then. On the river wall, on Daniel O’Connell’s head, on the chimneys of houses. And always with that fixed, alert expression.” Photograph: Tom Honan for The Irish Times

A dinosaur landed on my roof the other day. It moved slowly and deliberately on the flat surface, head moving from side to side. I could see it throug(...)

 Looking north towards Tibradden and Two Rock Mt from Cruagh Mt. Photograph: Francis Bradley

We were born just around the corner from each other and an even 100 years apart, and depending on the play of light or the hour of need, my morning or(...)

The treaty makers, December 6th, 1921:  Including Arthur Griffith, Eamonn Duggan, Michael Collins, Robert Barton; standing, Gavan Duffy. Photograph:  The Print Collector/Print Collector/Getty

This is the first of a series of articles The Irish Times will publish in the coming weeks, to mark the centenary of partition in May 2021 Partition (...)

What white people can do next: Hazel Chu and Emma Dabiri. Photographs: Dara Mac Dónaill and Joanne O’Brien

Emma Dabiri, the author, historian, and TV presenter, and Hazel Chu, the Green Party politician and Lord Mayor of Dublin, both share an experience o(...)

John Canon O’Hanlon (1821-1905): noted historian and writer of 19th-century Ireland was immortalised by James Joyce in Ulysses

Immortalised by Joyce in the Nausicaa episode of Ulysses imparting benediction at the Star of the Sea Church in Sandymount on Bloomsday, June 16th, 19(...)

Limerick Gaol. The early 19th century was an era of great political unrest, and public executions were commonplace, none more so than in Limerick, a hotbed of agrarian agitation.

Frank McNally’s narrative (An Irishman’s Diary, January 14th) on the paucity of native Irish hangmen down the years, brings to mind one of the last of(...)

Frederick Douglass: escaped slavery and became a prominent abolitionist, orator and writer. Photograph: MPI/Getty Images

More than 175 years after Frederick Douglass embarked on a four-month visit to Ireland, the first all-island symposium to mark the occasion takes plac(...)

 It may be Hackball who features in the foreground of Joseph Tudor’s panorama of “Sackville Street and Gardiner’s Mall, Dublin” (circa 1750), in the National Gallery

Thanks to several readers, I now know a lot more about “Haeball – King of the Beggars”, the 18th-century Dublin character mentioned here earlier in th(...)

French president Charles de Gaulle (L) speaks with Irish president Éamon de Valera on  June 18th, 1969, during his visit in Ireland. Photograph: AFP via Getty Images

Fifty years ago this week General Charles de Gaulle died suddenly at home in Colombey-les-Deux-Églises in northern France. Throughout his extraordina(...)

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