Barry Douglas: ‘My parents paid £1.50 a year for me to have piano lessons, it was heavily subsidised’

To all of you who have ever sat back and let the soothing strains of beautiful music wash over you, lulling you into much-needed relaxation, here’s a (...)

Jean Kennedy-Smith: she was seen in diplomatic eyes, particularly in London, as providing Clinton’s “eyes and ears” in the Irish scene. Photograph: Getty Images

British interest in the appointment of Jean Kennedy-Smith as US ambassador in Dublin in 1993 emerges in this year’s previously confidential files rele(...)

Keith Clarke at Inishmurray Island off Co Sligo

Keith Clarke has been bringing visitors to Inishmurray Island, seven kilometres off the coast of Sligo, for 32 years, but says he was devastated last (...)

Bill Clinton:  British diplomat Jonathan Powell conceded years later that the president’s  decision to grant Adams a visa-waiver in 1994 was the right thing to do. Photograph: Getty Images

Gerry Adams arrived at Kennedy Airport in New York at 4.30pm on Monday, January 31st, 1994, on Aer Lingus flight 105 from Dublin. Previously denied ac(...)

Members of the Syrian White Helmet group in    Damascus last month. Photograph: Mohammed Badra/EPA

The Tipperary Peace Convention has awarded its annual prize to the Syrian Civil Defence, also known as “the White Helmets”. The group of 3,000 volun(...)

 Former president Mary Robinson:  said Ballina would benefit from having a centre that could attract visitors and academics and could promote issues  such as human rights, women’s leadership and climate justice. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Former president Mary Robinson has said she is “optimistic” that negotiations on the purchase of her former family home in north Mayo will succeed. S(...)

The letter points to the political and financial support which successive Irish governments have given the Palestinian people. Photograph: Yannis Behrakis/Reuters

Almost 90 leading artists, academics and former ambassadors have signed a letter to Taoiseach Enda Kenny urging the Government to formally recognise t(...)

Actress Marilyn Monroe sings “Happy Birthday” to president John F Kennedy at Madison Square Garden, for his  45th birthday in 1962. Photograph: Bettmann/Getty

The dress Marilyn Monroe wore in May 1962 when she sang a breathy Happy Birthday to president John F Kennedy at a Democratic fundraiser in New York i(...)

Annie McCarrick: American student was last seen in Johnnie Fox’s pub in Glencullen, Co Wicklow, on March 26th, 1993.

The mother of missing American woman Annie McCarrick has said she has given up hope ever seeing her daughter again, but that her “greatest wish” was (...)

US senator Edward Kennedy: He played a key role in Northern Ireland, voicing concerns about the violence from the early 1970s through to the early 1990s. Photograph: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Throughout the difficult negotiations leading to the 1998 Belfast Agreement, then taoiseach Bertie Ahern kept in regular contact with US senator Edwar(...)

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