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Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald said Ireland was living in the ‘dying days of partition’. Photograph: Alan Betson

Ireland is living in the “dying days of partition” and the there will be a Border poll within 10 years, Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald told an aud(...)

Doreen Nanibaa McPaul grew up ‘as a half-Navajo half-Irish girl’

“For the first time in my lifetime my two cultures were intertwined in the most beautiful way ... I was so proud to be Navajo and so proud to be Irish(...)

Children from local schools sing during a service to mark the centenary of Northern Ireland at St Patrick’s Cathedral in Armagh, on October 21st. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA

In early September, when my dad asked if I wanted to join him, my mum and my younger sister Eliza to attend a special church service in Armagh on Octo(...)

President Michael D Higgins at Collins Barracks in Dublin on the National Day of Commemoration ceremony in July to honour Irish people who died in past wars or on service with the United Nations. Photograph: Tom Honan

We got so close to the end of the decade of centenaries without an accident. It makes the avoidable controversy over today’s church service in Armagh (...)

President Michael D Higgins. In February he  condemned journalists and academics for ‘feigned amnesia’ over British imperialism as the key shaper of Irish history. Photograph: Getty Images

The four main churches say they only found out through the media last week that President Higgins will not be attending their Northern Ireland centena(...)

President Michael D Higgins led the many tributes paid to the distinguished journalist and news editor Donal Musgrave:  “Recognised as a mentor to many in journalism, he will be remembered for a professionalism that included a kindness and a deep concern for the issues on which he reported,”

President Michael D Higgins led the many tributes paid to the distinguished journalist and news editor Donal Musgrave following his death on December (...)

The Brexit process has revealed shocking levels of ignorance, even among much of Britain’s political class, about Ireland. Photograph: Brian O’Leary/RollingNews.ie

Whether or not there is a last-minute deal between the United Kingdom and the European Union, geography will still be destiny. Ireland can no more dri(...)

Claddagh Watch Patrol runs volunteer patrols aiming to prevent deaths by accident and suicide on Galway’s waterways. Image: Facebook

The 2020 Christine Buckley Volunteer of the Year award has been given to a Galway couple. Arthur and Deborah Carr are responsible for the mental hea(...)

Many of us still see biodiversity loss as a distant abstraction and climate change as a futuristic scenario, so we kick these cans down the road, and continue with business as usual. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

This week’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) report on our environment lays bare, in forensic detail, the abysmal failure by successive governmen(...)

Women’s Aid chief executive Sarah Benson  and Linda Smith, manager of the Women’s Aid 24hr National Helpline at the unveiling of a new ‘Too Into You’ Mural, at the Button Factory, in Temple Bar by artist KINMX. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

One in five young people aged 25 or younger have experienced abuse by a current or former partner, a study commissioned by Women’s Aid has found. The(...)

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