Former Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness: “could never bring himself to use the term ‘Northern Ireland’, even though it appears about 150 times in the Belfast Agreement”. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Why, after almost 20 years in business, is the Northern Ireland Assembly in disarray? Do we blame the politicians, the people or perhaps the blueprint(...)

 Liberal Democrat Sarah Olney, who is committed to voting against invoking article 50. Photograph: Carl Court/Getty Images

Is the Westminster parliament, the model for parliaments around the world, about to roll over and meekly consent to a fundamental reversal in policy t(...)

Former UK ambassador Dominick Chilcott laying a wreath at the State event marking the deaths of British soldiers in the Easter Rising at Grangegorman Military Cemetery, Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke

This year’s State commemoration of the Easter Rising has been criticised for not achieving the stated goal of inclusivity. But its critics, including (...)

Are we still tied to a single narrative of our history? 1916 commemoration at the GPO. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Has the 1916 centenary commemoration really been a great success? Were those independent-minded media critics, normally scornful of government and al(...)

Richard III in Mandarin Chinese, which retains the main interlinking threads of ambition and rejection. Photograph: National Theatre of China

Let’s get this straight once and for all: Richard III was an evil, child-killing hunchback whose hatred for his mother was exceeded only by her hat(...)

Trevor White, director The Little Museum of Dublin, with Liam Kavanagh, managing director ‘The Irish Times’ and Kevin O’Sullivan, editor, ‘The Irish Times’, at the official launch of The Editor’s Room in the Little Museum of Dublin at 15 St Stephen’s Green, Dublin. Photograph; Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

A little history of The Irish Times has gone on display at the Little Museum of Dublin on St Stephen’s Green. The Editor’s Room is a re-creation of th(...)

The British and Irish governments have had to reassert their roles as co-guarantors of the Belfast Agreement, Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore has told the Iri(...)