Irish troops moving over the captured German 2nd line at Cambrai, France, circa 1917. Photograph: Paul Popper/Popperfoto/Getty Images

January 21st, 1919 was an auspicious day in Irish history. The War of Independence started when men from the 3rd Tipperary Brigade of the Irish Volunt(...)

Whether Martin O’Neill and Roy Keane stay or leave won’t change the realities of football in Ireland.   Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

During his stout defence of Roy Keane this week, Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill joked that they’d had a quick chat about the latest family(...)

Auxiliaries, who worked alongside the Black and Tans in the War of Independence, talk to a postman with a GPO mail cart in Dublin. Photograph: Walshe/Getty Images

Physical and sexual violence was waged against women during the Civil War and the War of Independence by republicans as well as by the notorious Black(...)

The Royal Princess cruise ship, which will be the largest vessel calling at Belfast Harbour this year.

Belfast is hoping that blue skies and a jump in the temperatures are on the horizon as it gets ready to welcome a record 117 cruise ships bringing mor(...)

Chris Hughton: “Fans appreciate his honesty and calmness in victory or defeat. He has never tried to make the success about him or individual players. It’s about the whole team and the club.” Photograph: Reuters/Alan Walter

There are places on the map of English football that pulsate when viewed through Irish eyes. Manchester, Liverpool, north London? Places where many of(...)

The letter points to the political and financial support which successive Irish governments have given the Palestinian people. Photograph: Yannis Behrakis/Reuters

Almost 90 leading artists, academics and former ambassadors have signed a letter to Taoiseach Enda Kenny urging the Government to formally recognise t(...)

Brian May  performs onstage during the MTV Europe Music Awards 2011 live show at the Odyssey Arena  in Belfast. Photograph: Ian Gavan/Getty Images

Long before he became a star, Brian May was a stargazer. As a child he was inspired by Patrick Moore’s The (...)