Vaccination against Covid-19 has been developed and is being tested. File photograph: iStock

In 1944, a somewhat cranky old man wrote a long letter to The Irish Times in which he gave out about “the dangerous and grossly unscientific operation(...)

Members of the Dublin Boys Club, which meets once a month to practise real talk

This article is part of a series focusing on hope, courage and resilience in the time of Covid-19 What’s the content of your average Irish men’s What(...)

Arriving in Cork in October 1845, Frederick Douglass gave a series of well-attended lectures including one at Cork City Courthouse. He also met temperance campaigner Fr Theobald Mathew, who also supported abolitionism. Image: Getty

Campaigners seeking to have a street in Cork named after anti-slavery campaigner Frederick Douglass are hopeful of success as an online petition to ho(...)

Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney: ‘We would not have had peace in Ireland if it hadn’t been for the United States in terms of interventions, support, encouragement and ongoing involvement.’ Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

Ireland will not become “collateral damage” on Brexit, Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney has warned as he kicked-off a series of engagements (...)

Irish Lives Matter T-Shirts for sale on Amazon.

A senior group of Irish-American political and cultural leaders has urged Irish-Americans to boycott the sale of “Irish Lives Matter” T-shirts in the (...)

US president-elect  Donald Trump  and his wife Melania arrive for an inauguration concert at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC on January 19th, 2017.  Photograph: Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images

Donald Trump has taken, in recent months, to comparing himself to “the late, great Abraham Lincoln”. “I think I’ve done more for the black community,(...)

“All are created equal and all deserve a say in our democracy,” said House speaker Nancy Pelosi as she unveiled the Bill in the House of Representatives. Photograph: Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA

The US House of Representatives voted on Friday to make Washington, DC, the 51st state in the nation yesterday, though the measure will almost certai(...)

Dennis Brownlee: head of African American Irish Diaspora Network learned about his Irish heritage growing up in Cleveland, Ohio, in the 1960s.

As preparations begin for St Patrick’s Day in the United States, an event in New York this week explored an often overlooked aspect of Irish-American (...)

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg delivered a  35-minute speech at Georgetown University’s Gaston Hall in Washington DC in defence of his company.  Photograph: Getty

Mark Zuckerberg on Thursday gave a full-throated defence of Facebook as a champion of free expression, aiming to put the social network above politics(...)

The former president and first lady struck a multiyear production deal in 2018 to produce shows and films for the streaming service. Photograph  Jim Young/afp/getty Images

Eleven months after striking a deal with Netflix, the Obamas have a slate of programming. Barack and Michelle Obama’s new production company, Higher (...)

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