The Cobra on Mondello Park racetrack, Co Kildare. Photograph: Paul Sherwood

Norman Crowley doesn’t want to create an Irish Tesla. You might kind of automatically think that he would do – he is, after all, a youthful (relativel(...)

Hugh Kearney: challenged the prevailing anglocentricity in histories of England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

Through his book The British Isles: A History of Four Nations, Hugh Kearney, who has died aged 93, sought to alter the way the islands’ occupants view(...)

In fear of assassination: Sean O’Callaghan in London in 2013. Photograph: Andrew Testa/New York Times

Sean O’Callaghan Born: October 10th, 1954 Died: August 23rd, 2017 Sean O’Callaghan lived in fear that his former IRA colleagues or dissident republic(...)