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Historian Dr Brian P Murphy acknowledged  Ireland’s relationship with the United Kingdom had enjoyed positive advances in recent years thanks to the state visits to Ireland by the Queen Elizabeth II and to the UK by President Michael D Higgins. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Ireland’s improved relationship with the United Kingdom should not prohibit the state from according a pre-eminent position to the commemoration of th(...)

The late historian Dr Peter Hart.

A historian who challenged the late Dr Peter Hart over his controversial thesis that the IRA engaged in sectarian killings in West Cork, will give the(...)

Micheál Martin: dismissed talk of merger with Fine Gael

  The referendum on the abolition of the Seanad is a “defining moment” for the political future of this country, according to Fianna Fá(...)

Band members from Carrick-on-Suir stand to attention at the Gen Liam Lynch memorial for the annual commemoration in Goatenbridge, Co Tipperary. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Irish republicans should aim to achieve the unity enjoyed by Sinn Féin in 1918 if they wish to realise the vision of a genuine republic held by War o(...)