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Martin McGuinness died in 2017 at the age of 66. Photograph: Facundo Arrizabalaga/EPA

Martin McGuinness has been posthumously awarded by the City of San Francisco for his “courageous service in the military”. The certificate of honour (...)

US president Donald Trump picks up a bowl of shamrocks in the White House on St Patrick’s Day last year as Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and US vice-president Mike Pence look on. Photograph: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images

Rituals matter. Next week, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar will present a bowl of shamrock to US president Donald Trump in the White House, continuing a tradi(...)

Tánaiste Simon Coveney welcomes Britain’s Prince Charles before dinner at the Irish embassy in London on March 6th.

It’s been a busy week for Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney as Britain’s Brexit bandwagon lurches unsteadily towards God only kn(...)

James Maguire (Dylan Llewellyn), Michelle Mallon (Jamie-Lee O’Donnell), Erin Quinn (Saoirse Jackson), Orla McCool (Louisa Harland), Clare Devlin (NIcola Coughlan)

The first series of Derry Girls (Channel 4, Tuesday, 9.15pm), Lisa McGee’s zingy coming-of-age comedy that seemed to just about hover over the reality(...)

A file picture of Liam Adams, who was found guilty of sexual assaults against his daughter on Aine Dahlstrom in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The death has taken place of convicted paedophile Liam Adams, whose prosecution six years ago drew his brother Sinn Féin TD Gerry Adams into political(...)

John Finucane speaks at St Mary’s University College in Belfast at an event to mark the 30th anniversary of the death of his father, solicitor Pat Finucane. Photograph: Kelvin Boyes/PA Wire

Belfast solicitor Pat Finucane was murdered to silence other human rights lawyers, his son has said. This week marks 30 years since Finucane was shot(...)

Mary Lou McDonald on the screen during the Sinn Féin special ardfheis held in the RDS. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

For some members, it was as simple as a change in colour. Purple was just too much. After the presidential election, a low point of Mary Lou McDonald(...)

Ukip leader Gerard Batten: his Border knowledge needs a little brushing up. Photograph: Leon Neal/Getty Images

The English have been getting stuff wrong about Ireland again. Earlier this week, Gerard Batten, an MEP for Ukip, made an effort to downplay the kerfu(...)

Forensic officers inspect the remains of the vehicle  used as a car bomb outside Derry courthouse on January 20th, 2019. Photograph:  Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

Historian Marisa McGlinchey found herself being assailed for comment and explanation from a number of journalistic quarters following the “New IRA” ca(...)

US president Donald Trump  with British prime minister Theresa May  at Chequers,  Buckinghamshire, in July 2018. File photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

As British chancellor Phillip Hammond put a brave face on Brexit during talks with senior political and business figures this week at Davos, across th(...)

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