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Michael Collins and Eamon De Valera. Photograph: Getty/Irish Times

If Wednesday’s historic announcement between Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael marked the end of Civil War politics, its beginnings can be traced to a vote on(...)

Team winner Hugh Guidera from TCD Phil during the Irish Times Debate Final in 2015 held at Maynooth University. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

1960 “That this house regrets the divergence of the sciences from the humanities in the modern university.” Team winner: Charles Lysaght and Aidan B(...)

Matt Cooper: savvy enough to realise there’s life after Brexit. Photograph: Brian McEvoy

Call it the dull before the storm. After three exhausting years of twists and U-turns, betrayals and backstopping, ennui rather than engagement is th(...)

Ciara Kelly: Shows a  good bedside manner but keeps a firm hand on proceedings

If the slang is anything to go by, radio is a lethal business. Dead air, killer show, dying on air: the terminology used by professionals can suggest (...)

President Michael D Higgins addresses an Irish diaspora reception in Warwick, Queensland, that some of his relatives attended. Photographs: Maxwells

An emotional President Michael D Higgins apologised to Irish emigrants in Australia for the “broken connection” with family at home in Ireland and for(...)

Some of the people who took part in the protest at the Cúl Trá halting site at Lower Salthill in Galway on Tuesday. Ten families have received notice to leave the site. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Travellers and neighbours in Galway’s Salthill area have called on the Catholic diocese in Galway to “honour the memory” of the late bishop Eamon Case(...)

The “shared space between words and land” is the theme of an exhibition by visual artist Dolores Lyne in the Black Gate cultural centre. Photograph: Getty Images

The response of authors to threats to ecosystems and indigenous cultures and the impact of climate change is one of several themes of this year’s Cúir(...)

 The site of a mass grave for children who died in the Tuam mother and baby home, Galway. Marian Bridget Mulryan is believed to be among 796 children recorded as having died there between 1925-1961. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

A solicitor for an elderly man described as “extremely ill” with cancer has urged the High Court to help him find out what happened to his infant sist(...)

Mayo’s Diarmuid O’Connor scores a point during the Allianz Football League Division one match against Roscommon at  MacHale Park in Castlebar. Photograph:  Tom Beary/Inpho

Mayo 1-19 Roscommon 0-14 Mayo claimed back-to-back wins to go top of Division One of the Allianz Football League, running out eight-point winners ov(...)

Páraic Duffy: the GAA director general said at Tuesday’s launch of his annual report that the motions down for discussionat Annual Congress should benefit club players. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

The GAA has said it is looking forward to engaging with the Club Players Association as part of ongoing efforts to address the fixtures’ crisis within(...)

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