Lee Harvey Oswald is led through the Dallas police station in 1963 after the assassination of President Kennedy. Photograph:

Who is the most pivotal figure of the Sixties? JFK? His brother Bobby? Martin Luther King? Lennon and/or McCartney? I would suggest none of the above,(...)

Patricia Daly, nutritional therapist: “I don’t consider myself as alternative at all.”  Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The idea that certain foods have healing properties and can be used to treat disease is controversial. We are willing to accept that the western diet (...)

Illustration: Dearbhla Kelly

It is noon on a Friday, and the hall of St Joseph’s National School on the Muirhevnamor estate, outside Dundalk, is packed. There are 40 children, age(...)

David Trimble and Seamus Mallon pictured with Professor Brian MacCraith, President of DCU at the Helix, DCU this afternoon. Photograph: Colin Keegan/ Collins

Northern Ireland’s former Deputy First Minister Séamus Mallon has criticised the current Stormont Executive.“Every single important issue that has cro(...)

Exceptional: Malala Yousafzai in Dublin this week. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

‘OMG!” one teenager shrieks. “She is amaaazing! I want to be like her!” “She is just gorgeous isn’t she?” says her young red-haired friend. “I wanted (...)

Land League: Parnell addresses a meeting, in an illustration published by Currier & Ives, in New York, around 1881. Photograph: Library of Congress

Even now, more than 120 years after his death, Charles Stewart Parnell remains an enigma. Numerous memoirs have been written by his contemporaries, an(...)

Martin Luther King: in 1967 Time magazine passed a more severe, and perhaps racist, judgment on him than it had 10 years previously. Photograph: PA

There is a statue of Martin Luther King on the National Mall in Washington. He is the only non-president to have been accorded this monumental hono(...)

 People sing along to gospel music during a ceremony to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom

Many attending the commemoration of Martin Luther King jnr’s I Have A Dream speech still believed they were marching for jobs and freedom 50 years aft(...)

A dream that endures
  • US
  • August 28, 2013, 01:00

Fifty years after his speech before a quarter of a million people to the United States capital the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, Martin Lu(...)

Daniel Smith, who was at the March on Washington when Martin Luther King made his “I have a dream” speech in 1963. Photograph: Christopher Gregory/The New York Times

Fifty years ago Washington DC had braced itself for the worst. The day before the March on Washington, the District of Columbia cancelled sales of alc(...)

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