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 DUP defence spokesman Sir Jeffrey Donaldson hit out at human rights lawyers for their pursuit of those who served in the armed forces, police and security services. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The DUP is demanding measures to ensure British security forces veterans cannot face investigations into their actions during conflicts if they have a(...)

Approaching the stone-built Victorian railway tunnel on the Deise Greenway.

The Great Western Greenway has been a great success story in the west of Ireland, but it now has a serious competitor, and is no longer, as is claimed(...)

Declan Burke-Kennedy: April 1st, 1944-December 5th, 2016
Obituary: Declan Burke-Kennedy
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  • December 24, 2016, 06:00

Declan Burke-Kennedy, theatre co-founder, dramatist and journalist, has died aged 72. A man of considerable charm and geniality; an independent spi(...)

Spike Island had its first artillery fortification built in the 18th century by the British.

Some 100,000 visitors a year are expected to visit Spike Island by 2020, said Mayor of Co Cork Cllr Seamus McGrath as he opened Fortress Spike Island (...)

 Barack Obama speaking before the Nato Summit  in Warsaw, Poland, which is expected to decide about military reinforcements on Nato territory in Central-East Europe. Photograph: Leszek Szymanski/EPA

Britain will not turn its back on European defence and security policy prime minister David Cameron said yesterday as he confirmed that 650 British tr(...)

 Former Prime Minister, Tony Blair speaks during a press conference at Admiralty House on July 6th, where responding to the Chilcot report he said: “I express more sorrow, regret and apology than you may ever know or can believe on July 6, 2016. in London, United Kingdom. Photograph:   Stefan Rousseau/Getty Images

Tony Blair is facing growing calls to be brought to court over his role in taking Britain to war with Iraq following the damning verdict of the Chilco(...)

Former British prime minister Tony Blair.  Former US president George Bush’s spokesman  said  “there was no stronger ally than the United Kingdom under the leadership of prime minister Tony Blair”

Former US president George W Bush defended his decision to invade Iraq in 2003 in response to the Chilcot report’s criticisms of the UK’s handling of (...)

Sir John Chilcot presents The Iraq Inquiry Report at the Queen Elizabeth II Centre in Westminster in London on 6th July, 2016. The Chilcot Inquiry, chaired by Sir John Chilcot, examines the circumstances surrounding the British Governments involvement in the 2003 Iraq War. Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/EPA

Sir John Chilcot unveiled his scathing report into the Iraq war on Wednesday morning. Ministers, from former prime minister Tony Blair downwards, Wh(...)

I will be 50 on this 100th Anniversary of the 1916 Rising. Like many of my age group, I have vivid memories of grandparents who were participants in (...)

  Cpt Peter Kelleher from the 27th Infantry Battalion reading the Proclamation at the GPO, O’Connell Street, Dublin. Photograph: Maxwells Dublin

‘Poblacht na hÉireann”: The speaker of these words, standing in front of Dublin’s General Post Office and reading from a proclamation, the ink was bar(...)

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