Bernard Montgomery: the future field marshal served as a brigade major tasked with subduing Cork, a place that had become the crucible of the War of Independence

In January 1921, an ambitious British army officer arrived in Cork with a view to subduing a place that had become the crucible of the War of Independ(...)

Not only did Martin Luther gift the world Protestantism, he also gave it the Christmas tree

So here it is, merry Christmas everybody’s having fu . . . um, a socially distanced and responsible time in small and sober groups from not more than (...)

Wolfwalkers, Cartoon Saloon’s latest film, opens on December 4th.

It is a little over a decade since Cartoon Saloon established itself as the Irish film industry’s unlikely miracle machine. Noting those four Oscar no(...)

The Butler Gallery has relocated to Evans’ Home on John’s Quay, Kilkenny. Photograph: Brian Cregan

venue which has been in city since second world war reopens on the eastern banks of river Nore with exhibition from photographer Amelia Stein A (...)

The  statue of Oliver Cromwell at the Houses of Parliament in London. Photograph: EPA/NEIL HALL

Oxford’s vice-chancellor has invoked the name of Oliver Cromwell in an attempt to retain the controversial Cecil Rhodes statue at the college. Prof (...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar: many anticipated the impact of the commemorations on Fine Gael’s election chances. Photograph:  Bryn Lennon/Getty Images

More than 200 messages sent to Taoiseach Leo Varadkar at the height of the controversy over Royal Irish Constabulary (RIC) commemorations varied from (...)

Santa was wearing red and white well before Haddon Sundblom’s iconic 1930s Coca Cola advertisements. Photograph:  Aurore Mesenge/AFP via Getty Images

There are those who will have you believe that Santa Claus wears red and white in honour of the colours of the Coca-Cola brand. This is nonsense. The (...)

Hotel Doolin in Co Clare: The Green Hospitality Programme recognised the four-star for its implementation of comprehensive carbon and energy reduction.

Doolin great Clare’s Hotel Doolin, set in the heart of the Wild Atlantic Way, has become the first Irish hotel awarded a carbon-neutral status. The a(...)

Oliver Cromwell. A portrait by Sir Peter Lely in 1657. Photograph: Palazzo Pitti/ Public Domain

As evening descended around him Don Juan Morfa, a captain in the Spanish army, oversaw the hasty construction of an earthwork barricade near the mouth(...)

Role reversal: British prime minister Boris Johnson and Taoiseach Leo Varadkar  at Government Buildings, Dublin on Monday. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

It is foolish to read too much into body language, but what we saw in Dublin on Monday morning was startling. The Taoiseach was calm, clear, sure of h(...)

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