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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaking at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, the US. Photograph: AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite

And so, after much personal invective, furious opposition and ugly rhetoric that appealed to the worst impulses of the American voters, this is Donald(...)

The Irish martyrs of the Rising are typically remembered by the wearing of the white Easter lily, a symbol of death and rebirth. Those who died at the Somme are honoured with the red and black poppy.

In you, our dead enigma, all the strains Criss-cross in useless equilibrium From In Memoriam Francis Ledwidge, by Seamus Heaney A year of do(...)

Notre Dame’s Tyler Eifert catches the ball in the end zone for a touchdown in the last American Football college game played in the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/INPHO

The Irish American Football Association (IAFA) has initiated arbitration proceedings against the organisers of the Aer Lingus College Football Classic(...)

Anthony McIntyre

A former IRA man interviewed for a US university project is being investigated in connection with six alleged offences, the High Court in Belfast has (...)

Belfast loyalist Winston Rea at Belfast Magistrates Court yesterday. He denies the 12 charges against him and has been granted bail. Photograph: Pacemaker

A high-profile loyalist has denied charges of murdering two Catholic men in Belfast more than 25 years ago. Winston “Winkie” Rea (65) is accused of t(...)

Anthony McIntyre and his wife Carrie Twomey. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Boston College is due on Thursday to formally seek to overturn an application that would compel the university to hand over taped interviews given by (...)

Ivor Bell leaving Belfast Laganside Court last year after he faced counts of aiding and abetting the killing of Jean McConville. File Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Efforts are being made to obtain evidence from an American witness in the case against a veteran republican charged over the killing of Jean McConvill(...)

 Carrie Twomey and her husband Anthony McIntyre. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

The British government has lodged a subpoena with Boston College seeking access to taped interviews given by former IRA prisoner Dr Anthony McIntyre, (...)

 Baroness Nuala O’Loan: “Journalists seem, on occasion, to have abandoned the careful, nuanced use of language in favour of wild sweeping assertions.”   Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

The media has been criticised at a conference in Boston for contributing to the decline of the Catholic Church in Ireland. Speaking in Boston Colleg(...)

Building reportedly used as a Magdelene Laundry on Seán McDermott Street: many levels of Irish society, including the State, failed women who were kept in such places. Photograph: Eric Luke

I have told her story in the past but even in death she would want to remain anonymous. She leaves an important legacy. Her childhood was sad. Her mot(...)

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