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Private George Edwin Ellison was the last recorded British fatality of the war.  He was 40, from Leeds, and left a widow and a four-year-old son.

At 5 am on November 11th, 1918, in a railway carriage at the forest of Compiègne outside Paris, an armistice was signed between the Allied forces and (...)

The remains of Frank Murray are carried from the Church of Our Lady of Perpetual Succour, Foxrock, after his funeral Mass. Photograph: Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin.

In a career spanning six decades public servant Frank Murray worked for seven taoisigh and three presidents of Ireland, his funeral Mass was told on F(...)

Choctaw Nation chief Gary Batton during a visit to Dublin in June 2017.

As the annual St Patrick’s Day celebrations in the United States get under way this week, this year’s customary visit by the Taoiseach will include a (...)

Eavan Boland reading from her collection In a Time of Violence, at a Guinness Writers’ Lunch in Doheny and Nesbitt’s pub, Dublin, 1994. Photograph: Eric Luke

As a series of paintings flit across the screen, the poet Eavan Boland gives an affecting appreciation. “My mother painted these beautiful, evocative,(...)

Fastnet Rock:  a famous mark in yacht racing. Photograph: David Branigan/Oceansport/courtesy Baltimore RNLI

Plans to dim the beam of Fastnet Lighthouse – known as Ireland’s teardrop by departing emigrants, and a welcome sight for arriving sailors – have ups(...)

President Michael D Higgins and his wife Sabina greet Kutloano Pheko, charge d’affaire for the Embassy of Lesotho, and his children Riaz and Lumka at Áras an Uachtaráin. Photograph: Alan Betson

President Michael D Higgins has said he and all Irish people look forward to welcoming Pope Francis to Ireland this August. “This past year was yet a(...)

Funeral of Donal Barrington pictured at St. Patrick’s Church, Monkstown Co Dublin. Photograph: Stephen Collins/Collins Photos

The former Supreme Court judge, Donal Barrington, saw the Constitition as a living, breathing document that respected the human rights of all, his fun(...)

Jack B Yeats’s 1947 painting The Night Has Gone  sold for €255,000, the top price of the year at De Veres

Almost 10 years on from the 2008 banking crisis and subsequent economic crash, the market in Irish art, antiques and collectibles has undergone a rema(...)

Former Supreme Court justice Donal Barrington who has died aged 89. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Former Supreme Court justice Donal Barrington, one of his generation’s foremost experts in constitutional law, has died at the age of 89. He attended(...)

Salvator Mundi, by Leonardo da Vinci, became the most expensive painting ever sold at auction when it made $450 million at Christie’s, New York in November.

King of the World Gloria in excelsis Deo! Salvator Mundi, a newly-discovered painting of Jesus Christ as ‘Saviour of the World’, by Leonardo da Vinci(...)

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