The converted Vickers Vimy bomber used by  John Alcock  and  Arthur  Brown  to make the first non-stop transatlantic flight. It “landed” in Derrigimlagh bog in Connemara on June 15th, 1919. Photograph: Getty Images

I was in a reflective mood as I sat with my back against the white concrete dome in the middle of Derrigimlagh bog in Connemara. Overhead jet contrail(...)

Former president of Ireland, Dr Mary McAleese, and her husband, Martin McAleese, at a Service of Choral Evensong in Christ Church Cathedral. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Former president of Ireland Mary McAleese last Thursday returned to old habits, becoming once again the interviewer that she was during her TV career (...)

Dr Amal Al Qubaisi, chairperson and speaker of the Federal National Council of the the United Arab Emirates parliament, received an Honorary Doctorate of Philosophy from DCU. Photograph: Julien Behal Photography.

The most senior female politician in the Arab world wasconferred with an honorary Doctorate in Philosophy at Dublin City University (DCU) on Thursday.(...)

“We think the Gate should conduct an investigation into the conduct and behaviour of Michael Colgan,” says National Women’s Council of Ireland chairperson Orla O’Connor. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Former High Court president Nicholas Kearns, a trustee of the Gate Theatre, has expressed “deep concern” at the allegations that its former director, (...)

Real efforts were made by the sisters of Our Lady of Charity to “do something” for the girls and younger women.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Recent research in Dublin, Caen, Angers and Rome, has put into the public domain new information on the Magdalene laundries of St Mary’s High Park and(...)

Senator Martin McAleese at the launch of the report of the committee investigating State involvement with the Magdalene laundries. Photograph: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland

The continuing “denial” by Government that the State has any liability for the Magdalene laundries continues to violate survivors’ dignity, compoundin(...)

US secretary of state John Kerry is to be honoured at the Tipperary International Peace Awards. Photograph: Dominique Faget/AFP/Getty Images

US secretary of state John Kerry is to be honoured for his efforts in trying to end conflict in a number of countries at the Tipperary International P(...)

Former residents of Magdalene laundries lay a wreath on the mass unmarked graves of residents of Magdalene laundries in Glasnevin Cemetery in 2014. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Members of the public are invited to visit graves of Magdalene women around Ireland on Sunday. March 6th will mark the the fifth annual Flowers for (...)

Longboat Quay in Sir John Rogerson’s Quay in the Dublin docklands. Photograph: The Irish Times

Residents of the the Longboat Quay apartments in Dublin are facing the prospect of eviction after rejecting a joint offer from Dublin Docklands Develo(...)

Dr Martin McAleese: “They couldn’t say that ‘you don’t understand’. I knew their streets, their pubs, their clubs, their schools, their churches”

His childhood as Catholic in a staunchly Protestant area of Belfast helped greatly in later life when building bridges to loyalists in that city, Mart(...)

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