Border patrol: a wounded British soldier in Co Fermanagh in 1978. Photograph: Alex Bowie/Getty

In 1983, taoiseach Garret FitzGerald convened the New Ireland Forum in Dublin, intending to achieve a consensus among constitutional nationalist parti(...)

Tánaiste Simon Coveney (centre) with members of the Friends of Ireland caucus inside the Ways and Means committee room in the US Capitol building in Washington on Thursday. Left, Irish ambassador to the US Dan Mulhall and, right, committee chairman Richard Neal. Photograph: Marty Katz

Within the wood-panelled walls of the Ways and Means committee room, on the second floor of the United States Capitol building, sits a sculpture of Wi(...)

 Japanese car manufacturer Nissan announced on Sunday that it was cancelling plans to build its X-Trail SUV at its Sunderland plant in northeast England, despite Brexit assurances from the government. Photograph: Oli Scarff/AFP/Getty Images

Carmaker Nissan has scrapped plans to build its new X-Trail SUV in Britain and will produce it solely in Japan, warning two months before Brexit that (...)

Only Andrea Riseborough – playing Thatcher long before she was famous – has managed to make a personality of the character

Nobody has moral qualms about Gillian Anderson playing Margaret Thatcher. Fans of stuff are stupid, but they are rarely that stupid. At least two arti(...)

Gillian Anderson: said to be taking on the role of Margaret Thtacher. Photograph:  Stephane Cardinale/Corbis/Getty Images)

Gillian Anderson is to follow in the footsteps of Meryl Streep, Patricia Hodge and Jennifer Saunders by taking on the role of Margaret Thatcher, accor(...)

Former British foreign secretary Boris Johnson gives a speech at  JCB headquarters in Rocester, Staffordshireon Friday. Photograph: Andrew Yates/Reuters.

Former UK foreign secretary Boris Johnson has said it would be “shameful” for Theresa May’s g overnment to request an extension to the Article 50 proc(...)

Rachel Flaherty on a run

January is all about making new year resolutions but this year I wanted to do things differently. January is Health Month in The Irish Time(...)

Prime minister of Canada Justin Trudeau with his present from Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, whose  department spent €6,649.17 on VIP gifts  in the 11-and-a-half months to mid-December 2018. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Charles Haughey famously gave Margaret Thatcher a teapot, Enda Kenny liked to hand out books of poems but for Taoiseach Leo Varadkar sporting parapher(...)

Then-taoiseach Charles Haughey on the steps of No 10 Downing Street in London with then British prime minister Margaret Thatcher in 1980. File photograph: Keystone/Getty Images

Brexit may have provoked some tension between the Irish and British governments but documents released by the National Archives under the 30-year rule(...)

Conservative MP Ian Gow, who was killed in an IRA car bomb in 1990. Photograph: PA

Northern Ireland was at its “greatest moment of peril” because its political leaders were no match for the Dublin government, a close personal friend (...)

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