Mrs Thatcher

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John Hume at the announcement of the Belfast Agreement in 1998, a deal he roughly outlined to British officials eight years earlier. Photograph: Alan Betson

On April 10th, 1998, the Irish and British governments signed the Belfast Agreement in Northern Ireland, bringing peace talks to an end. Below is th(...)

Protesters and residents standing on and around a Russian tank  on a Prague  street, August 1968. Photograph: Rolls Press/Popperfoto/Getty Images

For Ondrej Neff, a young journalist in communist Czechoslovakia, the bold liberal experiment of the Prague Spring ended with a phone call in the dead (...)

Both the construction of the Creme Egg and the manner of its sale are, for slightly different reasons, ideally suited to the UK and Irish psyche. Photograph:  Simon Dawson/Bloomberg via Getty Images

I like the National Public Radio (NPR) politics podcasts. You get an hour of proper American journalists – the sort who fact-check the colour of a pol(...)

Lot 9, estimated at £700-£900 (€786-€1,010), is a pencil-drawn cartoon that appeared in ‘Punch’ magazine

“Do collectors who start with one first edition, one Penny Black, or one Ferrari, have any idea of where it’s going to end?” The question is posed by(...)

 Danny Morrison with Gerry Adams  in west Belfast canvassing for the EEC elections in June 1984. Photograph: Pacemaker

I’m sure that there is a little nervousness within Sinn Féin as Gerry Adams steps down as president of the party, having led it to great electoral suc(...)

French presidential candidate Francois Fillon delivers a speech at a rally in Paris on Sunday. Photograph: Philippe Wojazer/Reuters

François Fillon won his gamble on Sunday when some 40,000 people braved wind and rain to stage a show of support for the beleaguered conservative pres(...)

Choose life: Jonny Lee Miller, Ewan McGregor, Kevin Kidd and Ewen Bremner in Trainspotting

What do the following British films have in common: Twin Town, Human Traffic, Ill Manors and Spike Island? One answer is that they were all, on releas(...)

‘I remember Mrs Thatcher saying the north of Ireland ‘was as British as Finchley’. Well, we proved that it wasn’t.” Peter Barry, interviewed last Nove(...)

Acting Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin.  Photograph Maxpix

The shape of things to come is emerging slowly as the 32nd Dáil prepares to meet for the second time today. There will be a new national coalition g(...)

Tom Quinn with his flooded house in the backround at the townland of Caherfurvaus near Craughwell on Monday. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

A smile on his face but tears in his eyes, east Galway farmer Tom Quinn hasn’t slept too well since Storm Desmond swept in with its “month-in-one-Sund(...)

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