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‘Evans’s arguments seem to have a particular relevance to recent discussion of Ireland 100 years ago, which have involved former taoiseach John Bruton revelling in his role as chief thrasher of the 1916 Rising, as he bulldozes through historical context to lead the charge for the commemoration wishful thinking brigade.’ Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill / THE IRISH TIMES

Sir Richard Evans, the prolific professor of modern history at Cambridge, is in Dublin this weekend to speak about his book Altered Pasts, which does (...)

British prime minister David Cameron speaks to media tycoon Michael  Bloomberg in New York City on Tuesday. He has apologised for a comment he made about the Queen during a discussion with Mr Bloomberg about her reaction to the Scottish Independence referendum outcome. Photograph: Christopher Goodney-Pool/Getty Images.

British prime minister David Cameron is to make an unprecedented apology in person to Queen Elizabeth II, after being caught privately describing her (...)

British prime minister David Cameron’s exchange with Michael Bloomberg, the former New York mayor, was accidentally picked up yesterday by Sky News as they walked through an office in the businessman’s media empire. Photograph: Christopher Goodney/Getty Images

British prime minister David Cameron has been caught on camera talking about how the Queen “purred down the line” after he phoned her to say Scotland (...)

Scotland’s decision
  • Letters
  • September 24, 2014, 01:07

Sir, – Anyone who wants to know what actually happened in the Scottish referendum should access the interactive map carried on your website. This show(...)

‘Ed Miliband has been forced to return to Labour’s hallowed ground of the National Health Service in a bid to damage the Conservatives in England, along with higher taxes on multi-million pound properties.’ Above, the Labour leader  arrives at the party’s annual conference in Manchester, yesterday. Photograph: Suzanne Plunkett/Reuters

During nearly a century’s use as a railway station, linking Lancashire city with Yorkshire and London, Manchester Central was the scene for many momen(...)

Andy Murray: “I think it was amazing how many people turned out to vote. I personally wasn’t able to vote. I trust the Scottish people made the right decision.”

Former Wimbledon champion Andy Murray, who was abused on social media for tweeting his support for Scottish independence last week, was disappointed o(...)

Scotland’s decision
  • Letters
  • September 23, 2014, 01:10

Sir, – Alex Salmond didn’t win. But he did make a difference. – Yours, etc,AILEEN BRODERICK,Oakpark,Carlow.Sir, – David Cameron, promising all sorts o(...)

David Cameron has no hope of getting any credit while it’s a win-win situation for Alex Salmond. Photograph: Andrew Milligan/Getty Images

Before last week, a reference to “the 45” in Scotland would have evoked thoughts of the Jacobite cause that died on the field of Culloden in 1745, (...)

Former Labour chancellor of the exchequer Alistair Darling told the conference that Scottish first minister Alex Salmond had not “entirely accepted” the result. Photograph: Peter Byrne/PA

The Conservatives will make demands for greater powers for English MPs over English laws a central part of next year’s British general election – u(...)

Dejected Yes supporters in George Square, Glasgow, last Friday. Photograph: EPA/Robert Perry

Antipathy towards the politics of successive London governments was a key driver of the impulse towards separation evident in Scotland last week. (...)

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