French President Emmanuel Macron may broach the subject of a summit with Vladimir Putin. Photograph: EPA

Emmanuel Macron and Vladimir Putin will follow up on Wednesday’s meeting of representatives of France, Germany, Russia and Ukraine on the telephone on(...)

British prime minister Boris Johnson in parliament on Wednesday. Photograph:  UK Parliament/Jessica Taylor/PA Wire

Boris Johnson arrived into the Commons chamber for prime minister’s questions to a welcoming roar from Conservative MPs, some of them thumping on the (...)

Michael Collins leaving 10 Downing Street, London, during treaty negotiations between representatives of Sinn Fein and the British government which resulted in the Anglo-Irish Treaty of December 1921. Photograph: Hulton Archive

A new book on the men and women who negotiated the Anglo-Irish Treaty 100 years ago has been released. The book entitled Men and Women of the Anglo-I(...)

The founder of Sinn Féin Arthur Griffith has been ‘squeezed out’ of centenary commemorations: his pragmatism and willingness to put peace-building ahead of ideology meant he was airbrushed from the history of political parties. Photograph: Hulton Archive/Getty

Congratulations! You’ve made it through a whole year without getting cancelled. Or at least I hope you have. If you’re one of those unlucky ones who (...)

Van Cleef and Arpels watch, €500-€700, Adam’s

Adam’s of St Stephen’s Green’s At Home sale, which will take place this Tuesday, December 14th, has a good selection of watches just in time for the f(...)

October 1921: Michael Collins in London for the negotiations which resulted in the Anglo-Irish Treaty of December 1921. Photograph: Topical Press Agency/Getty Images

That the ghost of the Anglo-Irish Treaty of 1921 still haunts Irish politics is all too obvious. But it has a much stranger afterlife on the other sid(...)

The Irish delegation on the day that the treaty forming the Irish Free State and partioning the country was signed, (from left) Arthur Griffith, Eamonn Duggan, Erskine Childers, Michael Collins, George Gavan Duffy, Robert Barton and John Chartres. Photograph: Hulton Archive

Arthur Griffith: (1871-1922): Griffith, the leader of the Irish delegation, was the first to sign the Anglo-Irish Treaty and its most redoubtable advo(...)

I think this photo sums up the title of the book, The Dignity of Everyday Life: Celebrating Michael Scott’s Busáras, as a man waits on the concourse of Busáras carrying a bunch of flowers. Photograph: Mal McCann

It wasn’t love at first sight. Eoin Ó Broin recalls passing Dublin’s central bus station, Busáras, for 11 years on his journeys up and down to Belfast(...)

Karen Ardiff as Arthur Griffith, Shadaan Felfeli as Robert Barton, Patrick Moy as Michael Collins, John Cronin as Cathal Brugha and Jane Brennan as Eamon De Valera during rehearsals. Photograph: Alan Betson

On the walls of the entrance to the Kevin Barry rehearsal rooms in the National Concert Hall are photographs from the Treaty debates 100 years ago. (...)

Anyone who drinks has probably experienced those first few minutes of wakefulness when we think: why is there a skewering pain behind my eyeballs? Photograph: iStock

The odd time, Herself will get up in the morning, demand to be hugged and then whisper: do you hate me? This isn’t because she’s sold my record colle(...)

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