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Former Unionist politician, John Taylor, now life peer Baron Kilclooney, maintains that Donegal would be better off as part of Northern Ireland. Photograph: Alan Betson

Former Unionist politician John Taylor, now life peer Baron Kilclooney, maintains that Donegal would be better off as part of Northern Ireland, but st(...)

Former taoiseach John Bruton: has commented on the irony that, 100 years on, it is the bulk of unionists who want to exit from the customs union and free trade area of the EU, regardless of the economic cost, while nationalist Ireland is almost unanimous in its desire to ensure free trade continues. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

Picture the scene. A gathering of civic society leaders from all parts of Ireland, and a few leading politicians, attempting to find a way to preserve(...)

For John Redmond, the Irish Convention represented the final hope of rescuing some form of agreed Home Rule while the war continued. But he died a broken man in March 1918, a month before the convention produced its split report.

Tuesday marks the centenary of the inauguration of the Irish Convention, convened in Regent House in Trinity College Dublin to attempt to thrash out a(...)

Willie Redmond: His   death was widely mourned at home. Photograph:  Culture Club/Getty Images

Willie Redmond MP, at the mature age of 53, unfit and overweight, signed up in February 1915 to join the Royal Irish Regiment. A popular politician (...)

John Redmond MP,  portrait by  Henry Jones Thaddeus. Courtesy of the National Gallery of Ireland.

In January 1917 John Redmond received a cable informing him of the sudden death, in New York, of his elder daughter, Esther, at the age of 32. It was (...)

Two nuns and three young girls at the grave of Maj  William Redmond in Locre, Belgium, during the first World War. Redmond was mortally wounded during the Battle of Messines. Photograph:: John Warwick Brooke/National Library of Scotland

On the road between Locre and Kemmel in southwest Flanders, where the land gently rises, there stands a solitary war grave. The grave of Major Willie (...)

With its contemporary redesign, 14 Dunville Avenue would be a thing of wonder to the Victorian architect or developer who built the original. The redb(...)

UUP leader Mike Nesbitt: “What I am trying to achieve is a stretch for some people; it’s not going to be easy.” Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Ulster Unionist Party leader Mike Nesbitt has taken a bold gamble in the Northern Ireland Assembly election that will be judged brave and wise, or bra(...)

A British Pathé image of IRA volunteers on patrol on Grafton Street in Dublin.

Film footage covering the Irish revolution has been colourised and put into a feature length documentary. Revolution in Colour tells the story of th(...)

Former Minister of State Martin Mansergh. Photograph: David Sleator

Commemorative events to mark the centenary of the Anglo-Irish Treaty of 1921 and the subsequent Civil War should be fully explored and debated but not(...)

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