Ivor Roberts

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Sir Ivor Roberts: “I don’t want to find myself queuing to get through Rome airport every time I go there.”

The former British ambassador to Ireland, Sir Ivor Roberts, has formally become an Irish citizen, a move he has made because of anxieties over Brexit.(...)

Ivor Roberts wrote that ‘the ancient quarrel [between Britain and Ireland] is in the process of being solved’.

As Britain stands on the threshold of exiting the European Union, a paean to Brussels has been made public, in which the author, former British ambass(...)

 Gavin O’Reilly, chairman of Red Flag. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Red Flag, which specialises in strategic communications and has offices in Dublin, Brussels and London, has several connections to Independent News an(...)

Gavin O Reilly: His Red Flag is opening a Paris office

The excellent RTÉ documentary this week on the travails of Sir Anthony O’Reilly included an interview with his oilman son, Tony Junior. Or JR for shor(...)

Few can be unaware of the current commemoration of the outbreak of the first World War, the calamity from which all other 20th century disaster(...)

A man walks amid tear gas during clashes between Egyptian security forces and supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood and ousted President Mohamed Morsi following a demonstration in Cairo last Friday. Photograph: Mahmoud Khaled/AFP/Getty Images

A hundred years ago, an Arab spring was something in the suspension of a bicycle saddle. In a few years’ time its current incarnation may be just as o(...)

A man stands on the rubble of buildings damaged by what activists said was shelling by forces loyal to Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad in the besieged area of Homs. Photograph: Reuters/Yazan Homsy

While much world attention has unsurprisingly been focused on the sound and fury coming out of Washington over the debt ceiling and the possible defau(...)

“Not many people emerge with credit from the aftermath of Omagh. The Real IRA, the true villains, have never really recovered though they are still a serious threat.” Photograph: Frank Miller

In a world now inured to car bombs with almost daily accounts of explosions along the arc of instability in Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Syria and per(...)