Mary  Soames: youngest of five children of Winston Churchill and his wife, Clementine. Photograph: PA

Mary Soames, the last surviving child of Winston Churchill, has died, it was announced today.Lady Soames, who was 91, died peacefully at home yesterda(...)

Bin Ennakhil, Marrakech, Morocco €55m This palace is the result of a dream by two builders enamoured with the Alhambra in Grenada. While b(...)

Vandalised graffiti in Belgrade depicting Gavrilo Princip; the Cyrillic writing reads as ‘revolt’. Photograph: Andrej Isakovic/AFP/Getty Images

The face of Gavrilo Princip, the man whose assassination of the Austrian-Hungarian archduke Franz Ferdinand sparked the first World War, filled the(...)

Rose Kervick: “It’s a waste that many talented women don’t re-enter the workforce because of childcare costs”

Eumom is one of Ireland’s largest parenting resources with 120,000 registered members logging on to its website each week. Based in Blackrock, Co Dubl(...)

 Winston Churchill contemplated acting against Ireland to remove the German legation from Dublin and asked for advice on how it could be done. Photograph: PA Wire

Winston Churchill was disproportionately obsessed with the possibilities of security leaks from Ireland in the run-up to D-Day, a conference heard yes(...)

June 8th, 1914, Sarajevo: The arrest of Gavrilo Princip a 19-year-old Serbian nationalist, assassin of the Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his consort,  Photograph: Popperfoto/Getty Images

Along the banks of the river Miljacka which runs through the Bosnian capital of Sarajevo, stands a simple stone bridge. The distinctive Ottoman-sty(...)

Scottish Labour politician James Keir Hardie (1856 - 1915), addressing a peace meeting in Trafalgar Square, London, from the plinth of Nelson’s Column. Keir Hardie was born in Legbrannock, in Lanarkshire, and worked in a coalpit from the age of 10. After working as a journalist he turned to politics. The founding Chairman of the Scottish Labour Party (1888), Keir Hardie was elected to Parliament in 1892 for West Ham South, and then in 1900 for Merthyr Tydfil. He was the first leader of the Labour Party in Parliament (1906-07).  Photograph: Hulton Archive/Getty Images

T wo days after the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife in Sarajevo, Liberal Prime Minister Herbert Asquith stood in the Commons, d(...)

Louis Brennan: inventor of the world’s first practical guided missile and the gyroscopic monorail. Photograph: Getty

On Tuesday, in his birthplace of Castlebar, Co Mayo, a plaque will be unveiled to Louis Brennan, an Irish-Australian mechanical engineer and th(...)

Marine Patrick (‘Bob) Gallagher from Ballyhaunis Co Mayo who won the Navy Cross for bravery, believed to be highest medal awarded an Irishman on US service in Vietnam, where he was killed in 1967

An online campaign is under way to have a US Navy destroyer named in 2017 after a young Mayoman who was killed in Vietnam in 1967. It would mar(...)

Michael Proffitt, the new chief editor of the Oxford Eng- lish Dictionary, in his offices at Oxford University Press in England. Photograph: Andrew Testa/The New York Times

To compile a dictionary of nearly every word in the English language was an endeavour typical of Victorian times, complete with white-bearded gentleme(...)

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