circa 1833: A Choctaw Indian encampment on the Mississippi River. Original Artwork: Painting by Karl Bodmer. (Photo by MPI/Getty Images)

Skullyville, Oklahoma – Tuesday 23 March 1847 On that spring day, as Major William Armstrong surveyed those who had gathered in the small timber agen(...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe: has sensibly spelled out the constraints that will limit his capacity to dispense largesse next Tuesday. Photograph: Alan Betson

It is typical of Irish politics that most of the political pressure on Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe in the run-up to the budget is to do the w(...)

“We get to vote in the Euro elections once every five years, but every week we get to vote with our money and we get to support local growers.” Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

From climate change to food shortages, there was plenty to whet the intellectual appetite at Limerick’s inaugural Spring Festival of Politics a(...)

Spaghetti Bolognese is a meal lacking in fibre, but high in saturated fat and refined carbohydrate. Photograph: Getty Images

Safe Food Ireland (SFI) launched its campaign against childhood obesity, with billboards urging parents to reduce portion size. But blaming parents dr(...)