Michael Collins

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 The official crew portrait of the Apollo 11 astronauts:  Neil Armstrong (left), Michael Collins, and Buzz Aldrin. Photograph: Nasa

The Michael Collins who fought for Irish freedom and the Michael Collins who piloted the Apollo XI command module during the 1969 moon landings had mo(...)

Fake photo: A “battle” in Tralee, in 1920, was restaged on Vico Road, Killiney, Co Dublin, by Dublin Castle press office

Fake news has come to the fore recently, particularly across the Atlantic. It is interesting that about 100 years ago in Ireland, practitioners of pro(...)

“GK Chesterton was certainly no ascetic, enjoying cigars and alcohol as well as food. Unlike most saints, he was also happily married.”

The writer GK Chesterton was unusual for many reasons, ranging from his physical enormity – he stood 6 feet 4 and weighed more than 20 stone (130kg) –(...)

Buzz Aldrin on the moon in this July 20th, 1969 handout. The  BBC World Service podcast features  interviews with Michael Collins (who looked on from orbit) and Margaret Hamilton,the computer programmer whose code took them to the moon. Photograph: Reuters/Neil Armstrong/Nasa

We’re fast approaching the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. On July 20th, 1969, as Neil Armstrong and fellow astronaut Buzz Aldrin made(...)

The row erupted last week after Scotland threatened action if Irish vessels continue to fish in the 12-mile (19km) zone around Rockall, an outcrop in the North Atlantic. Photograph: Irish Air Corps

Irish and Scottish officials have stepped up contacts in a bid to “de-escalate” tensions in the row over fisheries at Rockall, the Taoiseach has told (...)

Cannes do spirit: the main competition jury at the opening ceremony of the French film festival, which is also a marketplace for film-makers from all over the world, including Ireland. Photograph: John Phillips/Getty

As you read this, the lower decks of the Palais des Festivals in Cannes are awash with producers, distributors and funders. There has been all kinds o(...)

Sir Jeffrey Donaldson  lays a wreath at the annual Daniel O’Connell Commemoration at Glasnevin Cemetery which was followed by a forum on  Ireland post-Brexit. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Irish and British governments were already planning a new initiative to restart all-party talks in Northern Ireland before the murder of journalis(...)

The Liam Lynch Monument at Knockmealdown, Co Waterford

During the Civil War, Larry Clancy was a Free State army officer based in Clogheen, Co Tipperary. His task was eliminating Republican forces from the (...)

Counting in the local elections at Belfast City Hall. Photograph: Rebecca Black/PA Wire

The atmosphere under the Dome of Delight at Belfast City Hall was buzzing at the weekend as 60 councillors were elected to the North’s largest lo(...)

A selection of 50 rare and signed works by 1995 Nobel Literature laureate Seamus Heaney will be offered at the Victor Mee auction.

Victor Mee’s forthcoming Irish Connections two-day sale, on May 8th and 9th, at its Belturbet, Co Cavan salerooms will offer some unique pieces of Iri(...)

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