Dr TK Whitaker: A conversation between him and Albert Borschette, the Luxembourg permanent representative to the EEC, is revealed in the latest volume of Irish foreign policy papers from October 1961 to April 1965.   Photograph: Tom Lawlor

Ireland would join the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (Nato) if that was the price to pay to join the European Economic Community, top Irish offic(...)

Gardaí at the scene. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

Gardaí are investigating suspicions that the farmer at the centre of last month’s murder-suicide on a Co Cork farm, which left three members of the sa(...)

Niall Quinn celebrates scoring his famous goal against the Netherlands in 1990. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

“It really was the making of me,” says Niall Quinn now of the famous goal he scored 19 minutes from time against the Dutch in Palermo at Italia’90. No(...)

Michael Kennedy, former advisor to Roy Keane, played a key role in the Saipan story in 2002. Photograph: Andrew Paton/Inpho

Michael Kennedy, the London-born property solicitor who came to prominence in the run up to the 2002 World Cup when he was an adviser to Roy Keane, ha(...)

Roy Keane was sent home by manager Mick McCarthy from the 2002 World Cup. Photograph: Inpho

It was three o’clock in the morning in a noodle bar by the train station in Daejeon when I ran into an English reporter I’d shared a hotel with at the(...)

Germany’s then federal chancellor Helmut Kohl and Angela Merkel in 1992: perhaps the high-point of Irish-German relations was two years earlier, when the Irish EU presidency assisted Mr Kohl’s push for European acceptance of German unity.   Photograph: Thomas Imo/Photothek

When President Michael D Higgins arrives in Berlin on Tuesday evening for a three-day state visit to Germany, he is marking nine decades of bilateral (...)

The Dalkey second World War ‘Éire’ sign renovated by Dalkey Tidy Towns. Photograph: Enda O’Dowd

At Hawk Cliff in Dalkey, surrounded by prime real estate on one of south Co Dublin’s nicest coasts, it’s hiding in plain view. Just duck off Vico Road(...)

John Broderick (35) was assessed by a psychiatrist at University Hospital Kerry on August 27th, 2018.

The widow of a man who died by suicide has criticised the HSE for not sending a representative to his inquest after a previous hearing revealed that h(...)

An FAI council member said on Saturday that John Delaney had told him he was about to resign from his current position as the association’s executive vice president.  File image: Reuters/Clodagh Kilcoyne

The board of the FAI is expected to hold further discussions on the terms of a severance package for the organisation’s former chief executive, John D(...)

On February 22nd, 1919, Sean T Ó Ceallaigh wrote a letter to French premier Georges Clemenceau from the Grand Hotel on Boulevard des Capuchines in Par(...)

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