The gold model boat contained in the Broighter Hoard. File photograph: National Museum of Ireland

Published: August 8th, 1903  In the 1800s, there were occasional stories in The Irish Times about unusual discoveries of gold treasure. On July (...)

Chief EU negotiator for Brexit Michel Barnier: has gently demolished Theresa May’s Chequers proposal. Photograph: John Thys/AFP/Getty

One of the most tumultuous fortnights in recent British political history ended on Friday with Theresa May doubling down on her opposition to the EU’s(...)

Murder weapon: In 1881, a man accused of murder in Monkstown didn’t own a razor, but preferred to go to a barber’s in Dublin. Photograph: Illustration/iStock

A labourer watched his neighbour, Fanny Collins, shouting insults through the window of her house at Monkstown Avenue, Dublin. As she stood at her bac(...)

The Hibernian Metropolis by Senan Moloney

While he was holed up inside during the snow a few months ago, Senan Molony came up with a cunning plan, born of boredom. Among the more arcane side i(...)

The Mall, Waterford, in January 1901. Photograph: National Library of Ireland/Flickr Commons

Eddie was in agony, gripping the iron bars protecting the window of an old house on Yellow Road in Waterford. The nine-year-old’s sister, Mary, a chil(...)

The scene of the Enniskillen bombing the day after the atrocity in November 1987. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

The Rev David Cupples was a young Presbyterian minister in Enniskillen on the day of the IRA Poppy Day bombing that killed 11 people and injured 63 ot(...)

Sword cane detail on the handle. They were popular among gentlemen who feared being attacked and robbed in the streets

Until quite recently, self-restraint, reserve and the avoidance of any “PDE” (public display of emotion) were notable – and admirable – British charac(...)

 Albinia Brodrick, in a spectacular mid-life reinvention, changed her name to Gobnait Ní Bhruadair

One of the great clichés of Ireland’s Civil War is that it divided “brother against brother”. Less often heard is that it divided brother against sist(...)

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge at  the Most Noble Order of the Garter Ceremony at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle, west of London, June 13th, 2016. They will visit Northern Ireland on Tuesday, June 14th. Photograph: Chris Jackson/AFP/Getty Images

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will visit Northern Ireland on Tuesday. William and Kate, who also have the titles Baron and Baroness Carrickfergu(...)

February 11th, 1916 A recruiting conference for Longford, Meath, Westmeath, Louth, King’s County (Offaly) and Queen’s County (Laois) took place at Du(...)

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