Historian Michael Laffan (left) with Michael Portillo  at  Kings Hall Belfast. Partition 1921 is to be broadcast on RTÉ One at 9.30pm on Monday, June 14th.

Nobody tunes into one of Michael Portillo’s Irish documentaries expecting to be bowled over by the sensational reporting. As with his films about the (...)

Britain’s prime minister Boris Johnson (2R) and his wife Carrie Johnson (R) walk with US president Joe Biden and US First Lady Jill Biden prior to a bi-lateral meeting at Carbis Bay, Cornwall. Photograph: Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty

If relations between the three points of the Brexit triangle of Dublin, London and Brussels were dodgy before this week, they have deteriorated furthe(...)

Conservative’s Jill Mortimer is declared winner in the Hartlepool parliamentary by-election at Mill House Leisure Centre in Hartlepool. Photograph: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire

Boris Johnson has described the early election results in the UK as “very encouraging” after hopes of a Labour revival were dealt a crushing blow when(...)

“International and corporate investors could be regulated, taxed or prevented from snapping up whole developments, as Minister for Housing Darragh O’Brien is suggesting.” File photograph: iStock

It is not only happening in the Republic. A friend from Portadown reports that houses in the Co Armagh town have started selling to cash buyers from E(...)

Seán Haughey TD with his laptop showing the website the former taoiseach's family has created – charlesjhaughey.ie. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Former Fianna Fáil leaders have had different interests in the years after power, but Charles Haughey’s unknown poetic side has remained a secret. A (...)

Reeling in the Years returns to RTÉ One on April 11th with a lookback at what were, in retrospect, some cracking Covid-free years.

How did a repeat of a repeat of a repeat of a repeat become one of the most-watched programmes on Irish television in 2020? By being Reeling in the Y(...)

Sinn Féin’s Mary Lou McDonald, Gerry Adams and Michelle O’Neill: as well as engagement with decision-makers in the American capital, Sinn Féin’s US arm has also increased its online presence since the Covid-19 pandemic hit

Millions of Americans who opened their print and e-paper editions of the New York Times and Washington Post on Wednesday were greeted with an unusual (...)

MyHeritage: ‘Some people love the Deep Nostalgia feature and consider it magical, while others find it creepy and dislike it.’ Photograph: MyHeritage.com

Deep Nostalgia, a new service from the genealogy site MyHeritage that animates old family photos, has gone viral on social media, in another example o(...)

Amy Poehler during the 78th annual Golden Globe Awards ceremony at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, in Beverly Hills, California

The 78th Golden Globes Awards, presented by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA), have been announced in a lively, largely virtual even(...)

Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer delivers a virtual speech on Britain’s economic future in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, at Labour headquarters in central London. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Keir Starmer has called for a “moral crusade” to address the inequalities and injustices in British society revealed by the coronavirus pandemic, prom(...)

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