Knockdrin Castle, Co Westmeath

The Westmeath family home of former DCU president Ferdinand von Prondzynski has been placed for sale on the international market seeking €13.5 million(...)

Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany.

One of the foremost historians on the first World War war has compared US President Donald Trump to Kaiser Wilhelm II. Professor Margaret MacMillan,(...)

A man holds a Catalan pro-independence ‘Estelada’ flag during a demonstration in support of the referendum in Catalonia on Sunday. Photograph: Jorge Guerrero/AFP/Getty Images

Somebody should surely have told the Madrid government last week that using the Guardia Civil to stop Catalans casting ballots was a crass idea – and (...)

Ceann Comhairle Sean Ó Feargháil and guest speaker  Alan Quinlan prior to the Oireachtas symposium on  mental health at  Dublin Castle. Photograph: Maxwells

Politicians are not immune from suffering mental health problems, and Government policy must be updated to tackle the issue, Ceann Comhairle Seán Ó Fe(...)

Moira O’Neill, who has died aged 94, was possibly the oldest hotelier in Ireland and certainly one of the most celebrated. For more than seven decades(...)

The Border problem can be dealt with only if the UK stays in the customs union and, preferably, also the single market. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

If you write about Northern Ireland, you face heavy fines if you fail to refer regularly to Winston Churchill’s great rhetorical evocation of “the dre(...)

Actor Robert Hardy speaks outside the Churchill War Rooms Museum at a Battle of Britain anniversary celebration on August 20th, 2010 in London. Photograph: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

The family of Robert Hardy has paid tribute to the “gruff, elegant, twinkly, and always dignified” actor, who has died at the age of 91. Hardy was be(...)

RMS Lusitania: the main ship’s telegraph has been recovered from the wreck site, off the Head of Kinsale. Photograph: Department of Heritage

Divers have recovered the telegraph from the Lusitania, which many had feared was lost after a failed recovery operation last year. Divers had alrea(...)

British prime minister Theresa May: ‘We will not have truly left the European Union if we are not in control of our own laws.’ Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

What is it with Theresa May and international courts? The British prime minister appears to have a particular personal obsession with the idea of sub(...)

British prime minister Theresa May: few think she can get the necessary Brexit legislation through parliament. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

The British government is retreating fast from its previously-declared Brexit negotiating position. The capitulation is so extensive I am surprised th(...)

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