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George M Cohan and Ida Darling in Broadway Jones in 1917. Photograph: Wikimedia Commons

To celebrate Heritage Week, we’re focusing on this year’s theme of “past times” - reflecting on the popular culture which came from the movement of Ir(...)

Mick Wallace: The TD’s new clothes

The Ceann Comhairle, brave man, hosted members of the Leinster House press gallery to dinner in the Members’ Restaurant on Thursday night to mark 100 (...)

The Apple billions will, as Father Ted might have put it, be “resting in our account”.

I wouldn’t start planning a second Metro line, a replacement for the M50 or a Dart to Dingle, on the basis of Ireland getting hold of the €13 billion (...)

Higher European taxes would allow Apple to claim a credit against future US payments. Photograph: Dado Ruvic/Reuters

The US treasury department saw it coming. In a White Paper published shortly before the European Commission’s Apple decision, it warned that one impac(...)

As huge movie franchises tanked and the presidential campaign lunged deeper into apocalyptic absurdity, a fascinating pop-cultural phenomenon remaine(...)

In October, the US Navy sent the USS Lassen, a guided-missile destroyer, on patrol within  12 nautical miles of Subi Reef in the Spratly archipelago. China responded by accusing Washington of having a “cold war mentality”. Photograph: Evan Kenny/EPA/US Navy

Was there a more potent image in 2015 to represent China’s newfound confidence in matters of foreign policy than the satellite photograph of a land r(...)

Alfie Martin: the 95-year-old second World War hero called on councillors at Belfast City Hall to fulfill the promise of peace the end of the war had brought elsewhere. Photograph: Justin Kernoghan

Alfie Martin, a 95-year-old second World War hero, caught the current mood at Belfast City Hall yesterday. The war was supposed to be about “peace in(...)

Essaouira, Morocco

Have you ever fallen in love with the Alhambra in Granada, or wandered in awe through Córdoba’s vast mosque? If so, you may have wondered what Euro(...)

A Filipino fisherman in the foreground with  US Navy amphibious transport dock ship USS Green Bay  to the rear during a landing exercise on a beach at San Antonio, Zambales province, Philippines,  on April 21st, 2015, as part of annual Philippine-US joint military manoeuvres some 220km  east of the Scarborough Shoal in the South China Sea. Photograph: Ted Aljibe/AFP/Getty Images

Filipino activists denounced China’s coastguard on Tuesday for allegedly turning water cannon on Philippine fishing boats in disputed waters, near wh(...)

Screenshot from Ryanair’s new US website which was launched on Tuesday. Photograph: ryanair.com/us

Ryanair has launched a new US website calling on American customers to “trade Route 66 for the Wild Atlantic Way”.The new website, which went live on (...)

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