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Sack of Balbriggan (1920)

On the night of September 20th and 21st, 1920 events happened in Balbriggan which brought the Irish War of Independence to world attention and proved (...)

Chuck Feeney: The man who gave it all away. Photograph: Alan Betson

Some 80 years ago, a boy could be found on a New Jersey beach in summer distributing umbrellas and allowing himself to be “dunked” in a tub by contest(...)

President Michael D. Higgins  at Aras an Uachtarain. Photograph: Frank Miller

Reprisal-based violence was a key element of the military imperialist strategy throughout the British Empire, President Michael D Higgins has said. W(...)

American entrepreneur Chuck Feeney (centre) signs papers to dissolve his Atlantic Philanthropies foundation at his office in San Francisco. The signing was witnessed by Christopher Oechsli, president and chief executive of the foundation, and Mr Feeney’s wife Helga.

Veteran American entrepreneur Chuck Feeney has signed the papers to dissolve his Atlantic Philanthropies foundation that provided more than $8 billion(...)

Romance fraud involves victims being lured into fake romantic relationships online before being financially exploited. Photograph: iStock

Detectives have uncovered a “control centre” for a large-scale romance fraud operation in Ireland. It is the first time a romance fraud operation ha(...)

Spice master Arun Kapil of Green Saffron Spices. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

Home is where the heart is and the heart of the home will always be the kitchen. Whether you are cooking for yourself, for family, partners or friends(...)

Kaing Guek Eav, also known as Comrade Duch: Prison guards were instructed to “smash to bits” traitors and counter-revolutionaries.  Photograph: Mak Remissa/Pool Photo/AP

The Khmer Rouge commander known as “Comrade Duch”, Pol Pot’s premier executioner and security chief who oversaw the mass murder of at least 14,000 Cam(...)

Onexu Clothing founders Paul Blake and Greg Lynch.

Greg Lynch and Paul Blake are the driving force behind Onexu Clothing, a fledgling Limerick-based streetwear brand aimed at customers aged between 16(...)

 New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern: said there was no comparison between New Zealand’s handful of new cases a day and the “tens of thousands” reported in the United States. Photograph: David Rowland/EPA

New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern hit back on Tuesday against US president Donald Trump for saying her country is experiencing a “big surge” (...)

A visitor at the German Historical Museum  stands in front of a painting by  Anton von Werner. Photograph: John MacDougall/AFP via Getty Images

More than 20.98 million people have now been reported to have been infected by the novel coronavirus globally, and at least 759,053 have died from the(...)

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