British Prime Minister, Theresa May, leaves Finsbury Park mosque, where one man has died, eight people taken to hospital and a person arrested after the vehicle struck pedestrians. Visits last week by May and her colleagues to the Grenfell Tower disaster sites have been badly handled, ineffective and twitchy.  EPA/SEAN DEMPSEY

Philip Hammond’s television appearances today reminded me of Nigel Lawson’s deadly critique of Margaret Thatcher in a landmark interview with Brian Wa(...)

UK prime minister Theresa May outlining her plans for Brexit on Tuesday. Photograph: Kirsty Wigglesworth/PA Wire

Customs controls on the Border are likely to return when the UK leaves the European Union, after British prime minister Theresa May said she wants to (...)

Martyn Irvine in Road to Rio

There’s a fascinating moment, among quite a few, in the first episode of RTÉ’s four-part documentary Road to Rio (Sunday to Wednesday, RTÉ2), in whic(...)

A Spanish-born Eurosceptic and Brexit champion, Michael Portillo is not  looking for the true history and legacy of the locomotive America but a more elusive ideal of England, one that has gone firmly off the rails.

All political careers end in failure, we know, but at least one is bound for Gettysburg. At least, that’s the destination of Michael Portillo’s Grea(...)

’The sensitive way in which the Government has handled the centenary has been notable.’ Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

As I was standing in the media enclosure close to the GPO on Easter Sunday, looking across at the seated dignitaries, I felt increasingly that unionis(...)

The Yukon, the westernmost territory of Canada is one of the remotest places in the world with only 38,000 people in nearly half a billion square kilometres

My partner and I would like to visit the Yukon in June/July for about 18 days. It is so vast we need advice on what sites to visit and how to travel,(...)

People gather for the Easter Rising centenary commemorations  in Smithfield, Dublin. File photograph: Maxwells/PA Wire

There is at times a reluctance among us Irish to be seen to say a public thank you to or congratulate those responsible for a job well done. To engage(...)

Rebellion, an RTÉ five-part  drama set over three weeks of Easter 1916, is to have a follow-up set in the War of Independence

A follow-up to the drama series Rebellion which will be set in the War of Independence will be made, RTÉ’s managing director of television Glen Killan(...)

Daredevil: Charlie Cox as Daredevil and Jon Bernthal as Marvel’s gun-toting antihero Punisher

‘The only good thing about the anniversary of 1916 is that it’s the same date that Game of Thrones comes back on the telly.” So says one particularly (...)

Former Tory cabinet minister Michael Portillo, pictured at Glasnevin Cemetery, is to make a documentary about the Easter Rising for RTÉ.

Former Tory cabinet minister Michael Portillo is to make a documentary about the Easter Rising for RTÉ. The Enemy Files will tell the story of 1916 f(...)

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