Former US president George W Bush  accepting loan of a bust of former British prime minister Winston Churchill from British ambassador Sir Christopher Meyer  in the Oval Office  in July 2001. Photograph:  Getty Images

Boris Johnson played down Joe Biden’s decision to remove a bust of Winston Churchill from the Oval Office as he seeks to build a relationship with the(...)

Owen Cann, who makes tiny houses and tiny furniture for his company  TinyBerlin with his wife  Silvia and their two daughters Luna and Alana

Owen McCann, who is originally from Dublin, has lived in Berlin for more than 10 years with his wife, Silvia, and their daughters, Luna and Alana Mar.(...)

Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson: what no one really anticipated was that the Scottish Question would create the English Question. Photograph: Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images

This article relates to the upcoming Irish Times Winter Nights festival. More details at the bottom of this page. For full line-up and tickets go to&n(...)

Bernard Montgomery: the future field marshal served as a brigade major tasked with subduing Cork, a place that had become the crucible of the War of Independence

In January 1921, an ambitious British army officer arrived in Cork with a view to subduing a place that had become the crucible of the War of Independ(...)

Culture television August 2019. Cillian Murphy as Tommy Shelby with his gang in Peaky Blinders series four. Photograph: Robert Viglasky/Caryn Mandabach/BBC

Britain at the end of the first World War was a country in a state of foment, and its government led by David Lloyd George lived in terror of a commun(...)

DUP First Minister Arlene Foster said that “to paraphrase Winston Churchill, it is not the beginning of the end but rather the end of the beginning”. File photograph: David Young/PA Wire

The prospect of Northern Ireland, along with Britain, formally exiting the European Union around the bewitching hour on New Year’s Eve was a cause for(...)

Insofar as Clare Sheridan was Irish, as she always claimed, it was in part thanks to her lack of formal education. Born in London in 1885, she spent c(...)

 UK prime minister Boris Johnson. Photograph: Justin Tallis/AFP via Getty Images

Winston Churchill famously claimed in 1922 that, as the floodwaters of the first World War began to recede, “the dreary steeples of Fermanagh and Tyro(...)

Dominic Cummings should have gone in May, when his contemptuous breach of lockdown restrictions was revealed. Photograph: Aaron Chown/PA

The ancient Greeks knew that the most tragic phrase in any language is: too late. The tyrant Creon, for example, realises at last that he has made a t(...)

Gillian Anderson as former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher

In one respect at least, Margaret Thatcher has caught up with her political hero. Like Winston Churchill (always “Winston” to the eventual Baroness), (...)

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