Tim Fanning

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John Thomond O’Brien: known as Don Juan O’Brien, he was an honoured veteran of the South American wars  of independence

The Isla del Sol, or Island of the Sun, on Lake Titicaca is one of the most important sites in Inca mythology. It lies almost 4,000 metres above sea(...)

It was at the Battle of Churubusco, on August 20th 1847, that the San Patricios battalion acquired its legendary status in Mexico. Image: J. Cameron/Wikicommons

Just after dawn on September 10th, 1847, the residents of San Ángel, a village on the outskirts of Mexico City, awoke to the sound of carts rattling i(...)

Prof Ronan Fanning: “A brilliant, teacher, researcher and writer.” Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Tributes have been paid to Ronan Fanning, professor emeritus of modern Irish history at UCD, who has died aged 75. He was the author of several book(...)