Tipperary born, groundbreaking scientist John Desmond Bernal Photograph: National Portrait Gallery, London

John Desmond Bernal’s pioneering use of X-ray crystallography led to him becoming a founding father of molecular biology. He published widely on the h(...)

Willie McGee, retired head of the fraud squad, and Charlie Bird, retired former RTÉ journalist, with The Irish Times newspapers from December 1979 through to February 1980 which contain ads used by the State to communicate with a foot and mouth disease ransom demand at the time. Photograph: Alan Betson

The typed letter that arrived into the offices of the Department of Agriculture on Kildare Street in Dublin, addressed to the minister, was clear and (...)

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, presented with a hurl during a visit to Croke Park in 2011. File photograph: Getty Images

Sinn Féin’s vice-president Michelle O’Neill has praised the contribution of the British royal family to peace and reconciliation during a Stormont de(...)

 Prince Philip of Greece at the public school of Gordonstoun, Elgin in Scotland December 1st, 1939. File photograph: PA Wire

Prince Philip was one of the last survivors of the extraordinary conglomeration of royal families that ruled Europe until the end of the first World W(...)

Tom Barry addressing former IRA colleagues at an annual commemoration of the Kilmichael ambush which took place 100 years ago on November 28th, 1920.

Sinn Féin TD Brian Stanley became embroiled in controversy over the weekend after posting an “insensitive” tweet about IRA attacks during the War of I(...)

Prince Charles With Lord Mountbatten in 1979. File photograph: Tim Graham/Getty Images

The new series of The Crown, Netflix’s hit drama about the British royal family, begins with an episode featuring one of the most shocking episodes of(...)

Episode one deals with the murder of Lord Mountbatten (Charles Dance) by the Provisional IRA in Sligo

Series four of The Crown is a tale of two iconic women – neither of whom has the letters “HRH” before their name. Because while Olivia Colman’s wry (a(...)

Prince Charles and his wife Camilla at Mullaghmore, Co Sligo, during their visit to Ireland in 2015. Photograph: Eric Luke

The visits to Ireland by the Prince of Wales and his wife, the Duchess of Cornwall, have cost the Garda more than €2 million to police, according to n(...)

Patricia Mountbatten and John Knatchbull arriving for their wedding at Romsey Abbey in Hampshire, England, in 1946. Photograph: Eddie Worth/Associated Press

Patricia Knatchbull, a grande dame of Britain’s titled elite, whose life embraced a fabled childhood between two world wars and deep personal tragedy (...)

Prince Charles shakes hands with Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams during a visit to the British Ambassador’s residence in Glencairn, Co Dublin. Pool photograph: Damien Eagers

Prince Charles met Gerry Adams at the British ambassador’s home, Glencairn House, marking the Sinn Féin president’s first visit to the south Co Dublin(...)

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