Historian Michael Laffan (left) with Michael Portillo  at  Kings Hall Belfast. Partition 1921 is to be broadcast on RTÉ One at 9.30pm on Monday, June 14th.

Nobody tunes into one of Michael Portillo’s Irish documentaries expecting to be bowled over by the sensational reporting. As with his films about the (...)

Historian Michael Laffan (left) with Michael Portillo  at  Kings Hall Belfast. Partition 1921 is to be broadcast on RTÉ One at 9.30pm on Monday, June 14th.

One hundred years ago there was no US president willing to give a demarche (diplomatic warning) to the then British prime minister over policies on U(...)

Rock Lodge, Coolbane, Castleconnell, Co Limerick.

The picturesque village of Castleconnell, located about a 20-minute drive from Limerick city, retains much character from the traditional facades of b(...)

Rishi Sunak leaves 10 Downing Street on Thursday after being appointed chancellor of the exchequer. Photograph: Will Oliver/EPA

The new British chancellor of the exchequer has arrived in No 11 via public school, Oxford and Goldman Sachs – not an unusual route to one of the high(...)

Showman: William Bourke Cockran  addresses a rally in  San Francisco. Photograph: FPG/Hulton Archive/Getty

On the corner of Fifth Avenue and 58th Street in Manhattan, roughly where Apple’s flagship Fifth Avenue retail store is located today, once stood the (...)