Kevin Vickers

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Canadian ambassador to Ireland Kevin Vickers  at the Canadian embassy in Dublin. Photograph: Simon Carswell

A Canada-type free trade deal, touted as a post-Brexit model for the EU and UK, was “not a magic pill” to create a frictionless border, Canada’s ambas(...)

Rosebank house: A central focus of the festival  will be the deeds of various informers, murderers, double-crossers and looters in the West Cork region

The Irish obsession with history is akin to that of Italians for food and the French for love. It is our motivating force, an internal propellant that(...)

West Cork History Festival organiser Dr Simon Kingston

The organisers of a history festival in west Cork are hoping its examination of some of the most controversial events of the Irish revolutionary perio(...)

A “health check” of the Atlantic ocean by the State’s marine research ship Celtic Explorer (above) has found an increased penetration of man-made chemicals in the deeper ocean over a 20-year period. Photograph: Robert Bunn/Marine Institute

A “health check” of the Atlantic ocean by the State’s marine research ship Celtic Explorer has found an increased penetration of man-made chemicals in(...)

Gerry Crozier from Finglas, who fought in the Korean War with the British Army’s Second Royal Tank Regiment  B squadron, at Glasnevin Trust Armistice Day commemorations at Glasnevin Cemetery, Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Wreaths have been laid at the Cross of Sacrifice in Glasnevin Cemetery, Dublin, to remember the thousands of Irish men and women who died fighting in (...)

Canadian Ambassador to Ireland Kevin Vickers said of  Ed O’Loughlin’s book: “All the places you see in the book have been places I have been too.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Canadian ambassador Kevin Vickers said his ambition as a boy had been to join the Mounties (the Royal Canadian Mounted Police). He was speaking as h(...)

Mother Abbess Máire Hickey and president of the High Court Mr Justice Peter Kelly with Notre Dame’s provost, Thomas Burish before the conferral ceremony at Notre Dame’s new education centre at Kylemore Abbey. Photograph: Keith Heneghan / Phocus

  The north American University of Notre Dame has marked the opening of its new campus in Connemara with a tribute to High Court president Mr (...)

Norwegian tall ship Statsraad Lehmkuhl arriving into Dublin port with members of its crew singing from the rigging - as part of research into how sea shanties make for happier work environments. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

“Sometimes we’re bound for Liverpool, Sometimes we’re bound for France. But now we’re bound for Dublin town To give the girls a chance...” To the(...)

Canadian ambassador to Ireland Kevin Vickers tackles a protester who attempted to disrupt proceedings during a State ceremony to remember the British soldiers who died during the Easter Rising, at Grangegorman Military Cemetery. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

The Canadian prime minister has failed to defend his country’s ambassador to Ireland after the diplomat grappled with a protester at a memorial event (...)

Canadian ambassador to Ireland Kevin Vickers wrestles with  protester Brian Murphy (left) during a State ceremony to remember the British soldiers who died during the 1916 Easter Rising at Grangegorman Military Cemetery, Dublin. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Canadian prime minster Justin Trudeau has said he will consider the issue of ambassador Kevin Vickers tackling a protester at a ceremony in Dublin if (...)

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