Mark Hennessy

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Eamon de Valera speaking in 1969. Photograph: The Irish Times

Eamon de Valera was never a republican, and his support and that of other Irish nationalist leaders for an Irish republic during the War of Independen(...)

Rosebank house: A central focus of the festival  will be the deeds of various informers, murderers, double-crossers and looters in the West Cork region

The Irish obsession with history is akin to that of Italians for food and the French for love. It is our motivating force, an internal propellant that(...)

Aedes aegypti mosquitoes, responsible for transmitting Zika, sit in a petri dish at a research institute. File photograph: AP

Twenty million doctored mosquitoes are to be released in California over the next 20 weeks by a company owned by Google’s parent company in a bid to k(...)

West Cork History Festival organiser Dr Simon Kingston

The organisers of a history festival in west Cork are hoping its examination of some of the most controversial events of the Irish revolutionary perio(...)

More than 700 gay rights activists marched through central Kiev on June 12th, 2016 amid a massive police presence. Photograph: Sergei Supinsky/AFP

In 2015, Zoryan Kis walked through the city of Kiev holding his boyfriend’s hand while a friend filmed the reactions of people on the street. He was e(...)

File image of Sophie Toscan du Plantier. It is 20 years since she was killed violently at her home in West Cork

Lawyers for the family of French murder victim Sophie Toscan du Plantier and lawyers for English journalist Ian Bailey – who is sought in France to fa(...)

A Polish man was rescued from the bottom of cliffs at Dursey Sound in Cork by  the Irish Coast Guard Castletownbere Cliff and Coastal Unit, and airlifted to Tralee General Hospital before release. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

A sea angler is recovering after being plucked to safety by members of the Irish Coast Guard who descended a 100ft-plus cliff face to rescue him from (...)

Patrick O’Brien: A prolific paedophile who molested and raped 14 young boys over four decades. Photograph: Collins

In a country which has seen its share of horrific child-sex abuse cases, the case of Patrick O’Brien still manages to stand out. O’Brien, a prolific (...)

Left to right: Adrian Bayley who was jailed for life for murdering Jill Meagher in Melbourne; Mark Nash, who murdered two women and was previously convicted for murdering two others; Brian Hennessy who was jailed for three life sentences for murdering Sharon Whelan and her daughters; and Clive Sharp jailed for life after confessing to the murder of Irish vet Catherine Gowing

Zoltan Almasi had just come home from work when he heard someone banging on his van outside his Naas home. He took a baseball bat and went to investig(...)

Conor McCann and Naoise McSherry in the Clann Eireann Youth Club in Lurgan, Co Armagh. Photograph: Arthur Allison/Pacemaker

History is not just history in a place like Lurgan. The Co Armagh town has not fully emerged from the Troubles and the vast majority of Protestants an(...)

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