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The Liam Lynch Monument at Knockmealdown, Co Waterford

During the Civil War, Larry Clancy was a Free State army officer based in Clogheen, Co Tipperary. His task was eliminating Republican forces from the (...)

The latest volume of official documents on Irish foreign policy reveal the suspicion Ulster Unionists had of Dublin’s intentions 60 years ago when then Taoiseach Sean Lemass (left) proposed greater trade cooperation between North and South for mutual benefit. Photograph: Paddy Whelan

The latest volume of official documents on Irish foreign policy published yesterday reveals just how much has changed over the past 60 years but also (...)

The Government is committed to early ratification, and, despite Brexit consuming so much of the department’s time and resources, negatively, I hope in a very positive way this treaty can be ratified by Ireland before the end of the year.’ File photograph: Sara Freund/The Irish Times: ‘

It would be illegal for most American military flights to pass through Shannon airport under a new international nuclear weapons treaty which the Gove(...)

Musician Junshi Morakami plays the Irish harp during the commemoration for the victims of the Hiroshima atomic bomb in Merrion Square Park, Dublin.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

A daughter of survivors of the Hiroshima attack has called for the Irish State to continue its “critical role” in advocating for nuclear disarmament a(...)

Fidel Castro  in Shannon during a stopover in 1982. Castro  left a box of  Cohiba cigars for then-taoiseach Charles Haughey.

Who smoked the Cuban cigars Fidel Castro gifted to Charles Haughey? After Castro stopped off at Shannon Airport in November 1982 on the way back from (...)

Emma Coffey at the Fianna Fáil Ardfheis at Citywest, Dublin. “I cannot definitively rule out a coalition with Fine Gael.” Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Delegates at the Fianna Fáil ardfheis differed on whether the party should go into coalition with Fine Gael after the general election. But there wa(...)

Anti-Slavery International director Aidan McQuade was educated at Abbey Christian Brothers’ Grammar School in Newry, a school the late former tánaiste Frank Aiken and former deputy first minister Séamus Mallon both attended.

A South Armagh man with an insatiable appetite for knowledge is at the centre of the campaign to eradicate slavery across the globe. Dr Aidan McQuade (...)

 Tim Pat Coogan and Adhamhnán Ó Súilleabháin, at the launch of the latter’s new book, Domhnall Ua Buachalla: Rebellious Nationalist, Reluctant Governor. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

A new book reflecting on the life of nationalist and politician Domhnall Ua Buachalla has been launched by writer Tim Pat Coogan. The biography Domhna(...)

The proposed deal aimed at stopping Iran building a nuclear bomb would be “a significant achievement” to encourage countries to dismantle weapons unde(...)

Complex figure: Jim ‘Lugs’ Branigan in 1953. Photograph: Dermot Barry

With war engulfing Europe, many elite expeditionary forces executed secretive commando-style raids into enemy territory during March 1942. Dublin was (...)

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