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Lady of the West by Pete Dunne

I’d never considered myself anything other than Irish, and that is despite the fact that I left Dublin in the sweltering summer of 1976. I went straig(...)

The assassination of Henry Wilson attracted international attention, with the  cover of the French magazine Le Petit Journal running an artist’s impression on a 1922 edition. Image: Getty

A handwritten note in the pension file of an IRA woman based in London has shed new light on one of the great mysteries of Irish history. Field Mar(...)

“A Rolls in the desert is worth more than rubies.” So opined no less an expert than Lawerence of Arabia. A timely reminder, if it were needed, that Ro(...)

Dáil private members’ business on Tuesday is scheduled for a motion from the Rural Independents group of TDs, but Sinn Féin says it will seek to amend the Rural Independents’ motion with its own motion of no confidence in the HSE chief

Sinn Féin has published a motion of no confidence in HSE director general Tony O’Brien, which it will seek to have debated in the Dáil next week. If (...)

Ross Keane, director of the Irish Film Institute (IFI) with members of the Fingal Old IRA Commemorative Society at the launch of the Irish Independence Film Collection, a culturally significant collection of Irish newsreel material from the period 1900 to 1930.  Photograph: Sasko Lazarov

It is fortunate for posterity that the Irish revolution occurred at the dawn of the era of newsreels. So many of the tumultuous events in Ireland dur(...)

Danny Healy Rae: “I don’t know why I should be called a terrorist when I’m only representing the people of Kerry that elected me here, that elected myself and my brother in such a fashion.” Photograph: Alan Betson

Independent TD Danny Healy-Rae has threatened legal action against Minister for Transport Shane Ross after he described him as a “road-traffic terrori(...)

View of Sackville Street (O’Connell Street) and the Liffey at Eden Quay in Dublin at the time of the Easter Rising. Photograph: PA

Footage of the architects of Irish independence unseen for a century has been made available online. Easter Rising 1916 leaders Michael Collins and É(...)

Mr Coveney predicted it will be those who are currently undecided who will decide the referendum but he had concerns they may be afraid to vote for change because of the arguments made the No campaign. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

A prominent member of Fine Gael in Cork has taken issue with Tánaiste Simon Coveney saying that some people campaigning for a No vote in the referendu(...)

 Minister for Transport Shane Ross: his Road Traffic Bill has met with strong opposition from rural politicians. Photograph: Eric Luke

Unlike the Bill to reform the way judges are appointed, the efforts of Minister for Transport Shane Ross to change the State drink-driving laws are al(...)

The Thomas Clarke snuff box

The current RTÉ television series National Treasures is showcasing everyday objects that explore the history of the island of Ireland over the past 10(...)

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