Starving peasants in 1846 clamour at the gates of a workhouse during the Irish potato famine. Image: Hulton Archive/Getty

Former British prime minister John Major stepped in to stop plans for a service commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Irish Famine in 1996 amid f(...)

The Shackleton statue being put in place in Athy, Co Kildare. Photograph: Dom Eaton

A century to the day since Sir Ernest Shackleton rescued the crew of his ship Endurance from Elephant island in the Antarctic ocean, a bronze statue t(...)


The United Kingdom’s referendum on its European Union membership was one of the biggest democratic exercises ever undertaken in these islands. More th(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny: Advocating for the best possible deal for the British is likely to be Ireland’s strategy in exit negotiations

When European leaders gathered in Milan in June 1985, both Ireland and the European project were on the brink of dramatic change. The Anglo-Irish Agre(...)

A protester is removed from the State ceremonial event marking the deaths of British Soldiers in the Easter Rising, at Grangegorman military cemetery in Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The Canadian ambassador to Ireland was involved in helping to arrest a man who disrupted a commemoration service on Thursday for British soldiers kill(...)

Grangegorman Military Cemetery in Dublin. There are 613 Commonwealth burials of the 1914-1918 war including soldiers killed during the Rising

As many as 125 soldiers of the British army died during the Easter Rising. They came from every part of Ireland, as well as England, Wales, Scotland a(...)

British Ambassador to Ireland Dominick Chilcott: “If you know people – either Brits in Ireland or Irish people living in Britain – by all means please talk to them,” he told an audience at Trinity College. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The British ambassador to Ireland has urged Irish people to encourage friends who are eligible to vote in the United Kingdom’s referendum on EU membe(...)

British Ambassador to Ireland Dominick Chilcott said the opinion polls showed “a very close race” in the Brexit referendum. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan has expressed confidence that Irish people working in Britain will not be disadvantaged by a change to t(...)

  British ambassador to Ireland Dominick Chilcott. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The British ambassador to Ireland, Dominick Chilcott, is to leave his post in the summer. Mr Chilcott’s term in Dublin will come to an end in late J(...)

Sarah Morris  and Robbie O’Connor  performing for Sabina Higgins, Dublin Lord Mayor Críona Ní Dhálaigh and Joan Burton at the opening of Richmond Barracks. Photograph: Eric Luke

One hundred years to the day that 1916 rebel leaders were court martialled at Richmond Barracks in Dublin, their relatives attended the reopening of (...)

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