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 King Hanvery VIII’s determination to marry Anne Boleyn and the Pope’s refusal to endorse the divorce which would have made it possible was more the occasion than the cause of the historic schism. Photograph: iStock

According to Cardinal Reginald Pole the English Reformation was result of Henry VIII’s “fleshy will” and “carnal concupiscence”. It is easy to under(...)

St Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin: faced with a new and unfamiliar political dispensation in 1922, southern Protestants had to juggle with a potentially disastrous disconnect. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Her friends were getting married. She made plans for the big day and imagined what she would wear. But her friends were Protestants, and she was Catho(...)

The Boora Pyramid at Lough Boora Discovery Park, Co Offaly.
Family walks for Christmas
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  • December 21, 2016, 13:00

Often, I am asked my favourite season for exploring the countryside. Most expect it will be spring or autumn, but actually it’s Christmastime that doe(...)

The GPO in Dublin in 1820 in an illustration by GH Jones  and Robert Havell

The idea of taking over a post office and using it as a base to declare the Irish Republic did not, it seems, start with Patrick Pearse. Back in 1798,(...)

 Micheál Martin speaking at the Annual Fianna Fáil Wolfe Tone Commemoration in Bodenstown, Co Kildare.Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin should “stand up and tell us what he would do to run the country and stop taking cheap shots”, according to Governme(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has insisted his party is committed to the Public Health (Alcohol) Bill. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has insisted his party is committed to legislation to deal with the health implications of Ireland’s alcohol consump(...)

  Minister for Social Protection Leo Varadkar has criticised Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin. File photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Minister for Social Protection Leo Varadkar has hit back at Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin, after Mr Martin criticised him for being “PR-obsessed” (...)

Agents CBRE expect competitive bidding for a mixed-use retail and apartment building at 51-52 Mary Street, Dublin 1, which is likely to appeal to a ra(...)

Unmarked graves of Irish miners who died who died during the Colorado silver rush of 1877-90

A good place to start was where people were buried. Historian Jim Walsh began his research about 13 years ago and, intent on finding out more about th(...)

Michael Collins arrives at his final destination, Ireland Park in Toronto.

The Irish Diaspora Run saw Michael Collins run almost 900km between June 10th and July 10th, from Grosse Île to Toronto, tracing the steps taken by th(...)

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