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The Roster of the 1885 Chicago White Stockings (known today as the Chicago Cubs) Top Row: George Gore, Silver Flint, Cap Anson, Jim McCormick, Mike ‘King’ Kelly, Fred Pfeffer; Bottom Row: Jimmy Ryan, Ned Williamson, Abner Dalrymple, Tom Burns, Jim Clarkson, Billy Sunday. Photograph: Wikimedia Commons

One of sport’s most renowned rivalries was on display for the first time on this side of the Atlantic last weekend, as the Boston Red Sox and New York(...)

Question 100: What was Father Ted’s routine explanation for alleged financial misconduct?

What was Father Ted’s money doing? What did Mary Robinson’s electors rock in 1990? And could Lindsay Lohan play soccer for the Republic of Ireland? (...)

Richard Burke (front), is seen leaving a special sitting of Sligo District Court on Saturday evening where he was charged with the murder of Jasmine McMonagle in Forest Park, Killygordon in Co Donegal. Photograph: James Connolly

A man has appeared in court charged with the murder of Jasmine McMonagle in Co Donegal. The man, Richard Burke, was charged with murder at a special (...)

Think we’ve missed any important quotes? Let us know by submitting your suggestions here and we will publish a selection of the best 1(...)

Battle of the Somme: soldiers at the trenches at Dompierre Becquincourt. Photograph from the Royal Dublin Fusiliers Collection held at Dublin City Archives

A new exhibition commemorates the thousands of Dubliners who fought and died during the Battle of the Somme. Dublin Remembers: Stories from the Somm(...)

Botswana’s president Ian Khama at his desk in Gaborone, Botswana, on September 19th. Photograph: Siyabonga Sishi/Reuters
Happy 50th birthday, Botswana
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Our commemoration of the 1916 Rising invites us to reflect on other countries’ emergence from a colonial past especially when they too celebrate a sig(...)

Richard Burke:  March 29th, 1932-March 15th, 2016 Photograph: Eamonn Farrell

Richard Burke, who has died aged 83, was known as a reforming Fine Gael minister for education in the 1970s and had the distinction of being appointed(...)

Former taoiseach Jack Lynch (right), with David Andrews (centre) and Sean Barrett at the official opening of the first multi-denominational school, Dalkey school Project National School, in 1984. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

Are the snakes coming back? That was the question posed in 1976 by a nasty, sectarian and anonymous pamphlet circulated in response to the Da(...)

Catherine Day: former secretary general of the European Commission is succeeded by Alexander Italianer. Photograph: Alan Betson

The incoming secretary general of the European Commission assumed his new role on Tuesday, marking the end of the 10-year tenure of Irish official C(...)

 Dolores Atwood, with her husband Chris (left) and RTÉ’s Kevin Bakhurst (right), speaking to the media on leaving the Four Courts on Thursday, July 2nd, 2015,  after the announcement of a settlement in a High Court action for damages taken by former Archbishop of Benin, Richard Burke. Photograph:  Collins Courts

The parties had announced a settlement. As court 25 emptied out, Dolores Atwood stood with her devoted husband’s arm around her, looking confused and (...)

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