Tom Clonan

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Soldier Still is at Project Arts Centre Sept 9th to 14th as part of Dublin Fringe Festival

Since ancient times, movement, in the form of close order drill, helped shape a rabble of individuals into a mass military unit. But it can also help (...)

Armed police officers stand guard at the perimeter cordon following Saturday night’s London terror attack. Photograph: Leon Neal/Getty Images

The London attack suspect who was found with an Irish document was not under surveillance by authorities in Ireland, Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said. (...)

 Khuram Butt  (left) and Rachid Redouane.

One of the men behind the Isis-inspired attack in London this weekend, and who lived in Ireland, has been named by the London Metropolitan Police. Ra(...)

Members of the Garda Emergency Response Unit take part in  a  counterterrorism exercise with members of other European police agencies  at the ESB generating station in the Pigeon House, Dublin. Photograph: Colin Keegan, Collins, Dublin.

The arrests of four suspects in operations targeting suspected Islamist extremists in Ireland have generated significant media coverage. But are two s(...)

Al Porter: jokes about his annoyance when taxi drivers don’t recognise him but sounds delighted chatting to a Glasnevin chipper about speed-dating in her shop. Photograph: Brian Mcevoy

As he introduces himself on his new afternoon show, the comedian Al Porter (Today FM, weekdays) reveals that his surname is in fact a pseudonym, after(...)

The smearing of Garda whistleblower Maurice McCabe was made possible by the hunger for vicious gossip that  runs deep in Irish culture. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Well, of course, you know the real story about your man, don’t you?  How often have you heard this and how often have you taken the bait, allowi(...)

Dublin Airport. The UK has multiple bodies to police illegal migrant flow, but Ireland has only the Garda Síochána.

Incidents of people being smuggled into Ireland through airports are not technically classified as breaches of onsite security. Revelations of a num(...)

There are 16 candidates on the Trinity Seanad panel. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Sabina Brennan When she started university as a mature student of 43, Brennan became the first member of her family to go to third level and gradua(...)

Maura Hopkins busy canvassing in Wicklow town for the upcoming Seanad Éireann election 2016. Photograph: Garry O’Neill

On April 12th at around midday, Daithí de Róiste pulled up his car at the Springhill Hotel on the outskirts of Kilkenny. As he parked, he noted that(...)

Roger Casement: although not named in the article, he was responsible for attempting to recruit into the German Irish Brigade

February 5th, 1916 A Times reporter who interviewed exchanged prisoners of war found that many Irish among them had been induced to join the “German(...)

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