Local historian Ivor Doherty at Bishop’s Gate in Derry. Thirteen of the 20 victims of the fighting in a single week in June 1920 died in this area.

For one week in June 1920, Derry was “like a town on the Western front.” So wrote the eyewitness, Charlie McGuinness, in his memoirs; reports in this (...)

Irish tennis player Mabel Cahill (1863-1905) with US player Emma Leavitt Fellowes Morgan.

Kilkenny has long been renowned for the sporting stars it has produced on the hurling field. Their most successful player of recent history, Henry She(...)

 Emma Tormey and Stephen Brazil from Darndale: “This place is a kip – there’s robbed cars and rubbish everywhere.” Photograph: Alan Betson

Emma Tormey (27) has lived in Darndale all her life. “It’s a kip,” she says. “There’s robbed cars every night, they’re racing their bikes up and down (...)

Native Irish honeybee Apis mellifera mellifera. Photograph: David Raleigh

The pure native Irish honeybee is not extinct as previously feared and is living in many parts of the island of Ireland, a post-graduate research stud(...)