Ronan Mcgreevy

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An Irish soldier and an RUC officer share a joke at the original Irish Border in 1924. Still from Pathé, courtesy of the Irish Film Institute

The original hard Border on the island of Ireland was imposed by the Irish Free State in 1923, and footage of it has now been digitised and put online(...)

Pat Quinlan, left, and Matt Quinlan, third from right

In the summer of 1992 Bernadette Quinlan arrived home on holidays from Switzerland, where she and her husband Gerry were living at the time. The phone(...)

Murals in Republican and loyalist areas can give a one-sided view of the conflict, anti-terrorism experts say. Photograph: Ronan McGreevy

Romanticising the Troubles in Northern Ireland is contributing to the risk of a return to violence, experts have warned. Some 40 per cent of people i(...)

An Post has been given planning permission to hang two large banners outside the GPO.

An Post has been given planning permission to hang two large banners outside the GPO in a bid to arrest a decline in visitor numbers to its flagship 1(...)

An Post has unveiled four stamps to honour the contribution of the Scottish-born philanthropist Andrew Carnegie who funded 66 libraries in Ireland

An Post has unveiled four stamps to honour the contribution of the Scottish-born philanthropist Andrew Carnegie who funded 66 libraries in Ireland. T(...)

No end in sight to the unsettled weather at present with the prospect of a change next week fading fast. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

There is no end in sight to the unsettled weather at present with the prospect of a change next week fading fast. It has been an exceptionally wet Au(...)

National Library director Sandra Collins with actor Rory Dignam playing the role of Sebastian Dangerfield, the protagonist of Donleavy’s novel The Ginger Man. Photograph: Dave Meehan

There are many stories surrounding the writing and publication of The Ginger Man, JP Donleavy’s great novel about student life in postwar Dublin in th(...)

Eamon Melaugh: I always said that “when our blood flows, Stormont goes” and that’s exactly what happened. Photograph: Ronan McGreevy

It was a remarkable period of time even in the remarkable history of the period. I operated Radio Free Derry during those days. It was a pretty prim(...)

The Omni Air International Boeing 767-300  at Shannon Airport. Photograph: Jack O’Shea

Flights at Shannon airport have resumed after being suspended when a plane used to carry US military personnel caught fire before take-off. The Omni (...)

A handgun recovered by gardaí in Co Kildare. Photograph: Garda Press Office

A man has been arrested after being found carrying a concealed weapon in Co Kildare. The man in his 20s was stopped by gardaí in Brownstown on Tuesd(...)

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