Shane Duffy celebrates scoring Ireland’s equaliser against Denmark. Photograph:   Bradley Collyer/PA Wire

The schedulers really didn’t help us on this one, turning our Friday evening in to the telly equivalent of rush hour on the M50. Not only did the open(...)

The statue of Robert E Lee which stood in Charlottesville, Virginia. Photograph: Erin Schaff/The New York Times

Driving through some southern states of America on a recent road trip, a peculiar feature of the urban landscape became apparent. In New Orleans a hu(...)

A statue of Confederate general Robert E Lee in Richmond, Virginia. Last month a Bill to grant local authorities the power to remove statues was defeated. Photograph: Salwan Georges/Washington Post via Getty Images

Two hours’ drive south of Washington DC, the factory chimneys and elevated rail tracks of Richmond appear on the horizon. The capital city of Virgini(...)

Donald Trump giving his state of the union address to Congress at the Capitol in Washington on January  30th, 2018. Photograph: Gabriella Demczuk/The New York Times

US president Donald Trump will deliver his second state of the union address Tuesday night. The speech was originally scheduled for last month, but wa(...)

Majority votes from delegates this Saturday will see the end of two eras, with the GUI and the ILGU ceasing to be and, in their stead, a new governing body for golf in Ireland being formed. Photograph: Inpho

History beckons, truly. A process which has gone on longer than that Brexit mess across the water will reach - surely - its desired destination withou(...)

To date, Ben Gilroy has been a party to at least 16 High Court cases and has been held in contempt of court three times. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

The High Court has banned a prominent anti-eviction campaigner from taking further cases against a bank and from advising others before the courts due(...)

 A car  is driven into  protesters demonstrating against a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, on  August 12th, 2017.  One woman, Heather Heyer, died and  19 were  injured. Photograph: AP

Less than three hours' drive southwest of Washington DC, the highway reaches the small city of Charlottesville. Located in the heart of Virginia near(...)

US president Donald Trump: is expected to strike a conciliatory tone in his state of the union speech, focusing on tax reform, immigration and infrastructure plans. Photograph: Mandel Ngan/AFP/ Getty

President Donald Trump promises a “big speech, an important speech” when he addresses a joint session of the United States Congress on Tuesday night.(...)

Dr Conor Cruise O’Brien: minister in the 1973-1977 coalition government, an editor-in-chief of the ‘Observer’ in the 1980s and an elected unionist politician in Northern Ireland in the 1990s. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Politician, diplomat, journalist, historian, public intellectual and contrarian: the long life and many works of Conor Cruise O’Brien were discussed i(...)

Students at the University of Texas at Austin visiting the Jefferson Davis exhibit at the Dolph Briscoe Center for American History at the University

Confederate president Jefferson Davis takes you by surprise, suddenly appearing in the corridor of the Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. At 8(...)

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