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Arthur Griffith was chairman of the small Irish team sent to negotiate a treaty with Britain in 1921

“When I was going to London Mr de Valera said to me, ‘There may have to be scapegoats’ . . . [Michael] Collins and myself were willing to be scapegoat(...)

 Britain’s prime minister Boris Johnson and his wife Carrie Johnson in the garden of 10 Downing Street, London after their wedding on Saturday. Photograph:  Rebecca Fulton/10 Downing Street/AFP

British prime minister Boris Johnson was allowed marry Carrie Symonds, also Catholic, in Westminster Cathedral on Saturday as his two previous marriag(...)

US president Joe Biden leaves St Joseph on the Brandywine Roman Catholic Church in Wilmington, Delaware. Photograph: Angela Weiss/AFP via Getty

In Arthur Schlesinger’s 1980 biography of Robert Kennedy, he describes Lord Longford suggesting to Eunice Shriver, Kennedy’s sister, that a book shoul(...)

Zandra Mitchell: Ireland’s first female saxophone star

Apart from the road in Ballyfermot and the townland in Swords, as mentioned yesterday, it seems that the Battle of Cremona (1702) may also once have b(...)

Tom O’Higgins (top left) hailed from a venerable Fine Gael dynasty and ran an American-style campaign while Seán Lemass was pivotal in reminding voters of Dev’s patriotic credentials. Photographs: The Irish Times

Politics students might be astonished to learn that Éamon de Valera was re-elected for a second seven-year term as Uachtaráin na hÉireann in 1966 with(...)

Moors murderer Ian Brady while in police custody prior to a court appearance   in 1965.  Photograph: PA Wire

Few murderers have so haunted the British public imagination as did Ian Brady, who has died aged 79. There was the horrific nature of his crimes. Betw(...)

Moors murderer Ian Brady while in police custody prior to a court appearance   in 1965.  Photograph: PA Wire

Few murderers have so haunted the British public imagination as did Ian Brady, who has died aged 79. There was the horrific nature of his crimes. Betw(...)

Val Lamb receiving a presentation from Irish Times caseroom staff on the occasion of his retirement. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Valentine Lamb, always known as Val, was an outspoken editor of the weekly Irish Field for 33 years who articulated a clear vision of a better future (...)