Harold Wilson

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The remains of Roger Casement were exhumed and returned to Dublin  in 1965.

The macabre exhumation of the remains of Roger Casement in Pentonville Prison in London in 1965 is recounted in detail in the latest volume of documen(...)

Former Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Former Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams has welcomed a British Supreme Court ruling that that his convictions for attempting to escape from the Maze Pr(...)

Rishi Sunak leaves 10 Downing Street on Thursday after being appointed chancellor of the exchequer. Photograph: Will Oliver/EPA

The new British chancellor of the exchequer has arrived in No 11 via public school, Oxford and Goldman Sachs – not an unusual route to one of the high(...)

 Leo Varadkar and  Boris Johnson meet at Thornton Manor Hotel, on The Wirral, Cheshire. Photograph: PA

As the United Kingdom prepares to leave the European Union on Friday, here’s a look back at how we got there. January 1st, 1973: The United Kingdom, (...)

There are new challenges for the Queen. The World is Changing, something which is ever surprising to people in period dramas.

The Crown is back on Netflix. The first two series covered our hero’s rise from a plucky underdog engaged in backstreet underground Queening contests (...)

Boris Johnson: even the faux-familiar Tony Blair would have baulked at the British PM’s 12 Questions video

Oh God, save us from UK prime ministers trying to be men or women of the people. Harold Wilson did this better than most. Although he smoked cigars i(...)

New Zealand manager Danny Hay: he travels to Dublin with a number of impressive young players, including Ryan Thomas, Liberato Cacace and the excellent Sarprett Singh.  Photograph: Getty Images

Last November when New Zealand visited Lansdowne Road to play an autumn rugby international the sold-out signs were up months in advance despite price(...)

Comedian David Mitchell has just published his latest collection of Observer columns, Dishonesty is the Second-Best Policy.

David Mitchell has some strong opinions. “Sorry about going off on one about various things,” he says at the end of our interview. I don’t mind. It’s (...)

How The Irish Times reported the day’s events the following morning

Belfast is deserted and extremely tense. Scenes of devastation are everywhere to be seen. Every conceivable object has been used to erect barricades. (...)

How The IrishTimes reported the day’s events the following morning.

British troops, having been deployed in Belfast for the first time yesterday, are attracting criticism for being unable to prevent large-scale destruc(...)

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