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One of the big underlying stories of Ireland in the past 20 years is the strange death of Anglophobia. Illustration: Mark Harwood/Getty/ITPM

The one phrase most likely to have been in the heads of those who went to fight for an Irish republic in 1916 came from the writings of Theobald Wolf(...)

‘I don’t walk desperately up and down streets trying to find supermarkets selling Irish foods. I don’t long for that plane home, and I don’t only engage with other Irish people.’

I came to London with one 25kg bag and a screenshot of the road my friend lived on printed out and tucked neatly in my back pocket. It had been an emo(...)

Fiona and John Connolly live  near Skibbereen, West Cork for almost two years. “I feel more at home here than I ever felt in France. Cork is marvellous.” Photograph: Emma Jervis

One year in Ireland: John and Fiona Connolly, Skibbereen John: The perception out there that the Irishman is a thick mick is so wrong it’s unb(...)

Another Life: Michael Viney on the acre in the late 1970s (with a sky from one of his illustrations for his column)

On a black, wet night in March 1966, as Ethna, my wife, was driving us back from the west, on a wide main road, we were struck head on by a galloping (...)

Tower Hamlets WFC: the club gave Cecily Maher (centre) confidence, positivity and a new sense of identity

When I left Ireland I was searching for a home, for a place I could feel rooted in and belong to. I had lost my parents, we had sold our family home (...)

A dejected Chris Robshaw after England lost to Australia in the Rugby World Cup last Saturday. Katie Walsh asks: why do we keep wishing for England to lose at everything? Photograph: Stefan Wermuth/Reuters

Earlier this year, I visited the Tower of London for the late night tour, conducted by one of Her Majesty’s Beefeaters. Before it began, the Beefeate(...)

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