Margaret Thatcher surrounded by other European leaders, including then taoiseach Jack Lynch, French president Valéry Giscard d’Estaing, president Patrick Hillery and Italian prime minister Francesco Cossiga, at Áras an Uachtaráin in 1979. Photograph: Eddie Kelly

References to Margaret Thatcher habitually prompt familiar questions regarding her status as a trailblazer for women, or, indeed, as a feminist(...)

 Minister for Education and Labour TD Ruairi Quinn will represent the Government at Margaret Thatcher’s funeral next week. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES

Labour TD and Minister for Education Ruairi Quinn will represent the Government at the funeral of Margaret Thatcher next week. Invitations to m(...)

Michael Meacher MP speaks during a tribute to Baroness Margaret Thatcher in the House of Commons yesterday. Photograph: PA Wire

Frequently, if not always, tributes to dead politicians long-departed from office are a dreary rout(...)

Mark Thatcher speaks to the press outside the home of former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher. Photograph:  Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

The son of former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher said his mother would have been “humbled” to know the Queen will attend her funeral,(...)

Australia's Foreign Minister Bob Carr made the comments to ABC television late on Tuesday from China, where he is on a state visit. Photograph: Reuters

Australia’s foreign minister Bob Carr says Margaret Thatcher made an “unabashedly racist” comment to him about Asian immigration. Speaki(...)

Ian Paisley and Martin McGuinness: the Chuckle Brothers cheered people up –  and in a place that needed cheering, that was important. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Three days after her death there is still much discussion about Margaret Thatcher’s divisive yet curiously productive role in modern Irish hist(...)

 Margaret Thatcher and her German counterpart Helmut Kohl in April 1983. Photograph:   Keystone/Getty Images

The lady was not for turning, we were reminded on Margaret Thatcher’s passing. Except on German unification, where the lady reserved the right (...)

Ireland international cricketer John Mooney in action against Bangladesh at Stormont last summer. Photograph:  Rowland White/Inpho/Presseye

Cricket Ireland may still take disciplinary action against international all-rounder John Mooney despite the player's apology today over tweets(...)

A man signs a book of condolence for former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher in a museum in Grantham, central England. Photograph: Darren Staples/Reuters

Late former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher will receive a funeral just one step short of a full state ceremony on April 17th, the Bri(...)

Thousands  of cheering people held parties last night across Britain - including in  Brixton in south London (above)  -  to 'celebrate' the death of Margaret Thatcher.  Photograph: Yui Mok/PA Wire

The death of Margaret Thatcher could propel The Wizard Of Oz track Ding Dong The Witch Is Dead into the top 40 of the British singles chart. (...)

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