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t’s been a long, long time since Chelsea travelled to White Hart Lane as underdogs. In days gone by, collecting three points from Tottenham was just one of life’s certainties — and for many Chelsea fans, the highlight of the season.
Mon, 30 Nov, 2015
The Irish Examiner has devoted much space this year to Jeremiah O’Donovan Rossa.
Fri, 07 Aug, 2015
Brendan O’Carroll delves into the killing of his grandfather by British forces in Who Do You Think You Are?, tomorrow on RTÉ One.
Sat, 02 May, 2015
A Star Wars superfan who made £15,000 (€20,500) selling a single Boba Fett figure is auctioning off another 15 rare items from his collection.
Wed, 25 Feb, 2015
It seems that the events to mark the centenary of the 1916 Rising might yet be as divisive, as loosely organised and as controversial as the event they are supposed to honour. Once again the almost mandatory split — or splits — has worked its way to the top of the national agenda.
Fri, 14 Nov, 2014
The Queen led Britain in honouring members of the armed forces killed in conflict as Remembrance Sunday services took place around the country and in former war zones today.
Sun, 09 Nov, 2014
RAVENS, according to a study in the US state of Idaho, are changing their behaviour. These huge crows used to live only around mountains, desert anyons and sea cliffs. Now they are nesting on phone masts, buildings and steel towers.
Mon, 15 Sep, 2014
War reporter Tim Butcher and Irish nomad Manchán Magan are among those telling their tales at the Immrama festival in Lismore, writes Orlagh Ní Arrachtáin
Fri, 06 Jun, 2014
Gun salutes will sound across London today to mark the birth of the royal baby as the armed forces join in the celebrations.
Tue, 23 Jul, 2013
The young son of murdered soldier Lee Rigby joined thousands of mourners yesterday in remembering a “gentle soul” and “larger-than-life character”.
Sat, 13 Jul, 2013
The funeral of murdered soldier Lee Rigby, who was killed in broad daylight in Woolwich in May, is getting under way in the UK.
Fri, 12 Jul, 2013
The British soldier killed by suspected Islamic extremists in London last week was run over before being attacked by two men armed with a cleaver and a knife, and had to be identified by a dental expert, an inquest heard.
Sat, 01 Jun, 2013
Murdered soldier Lee Rigby was killed as he returned to his barracks after a day working at the Tower of London, it was revealed today.
Fri, 31 May, 2013
The UK will pay its final respects to Margaret Thatcher today as friends and foes continue to row over her legacy.
Wed, 17 Apr, 2013
Margaret Thatcher would have been “honoured and humbled” by the presence of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth at her funeral, her son said.
Thu, 11 Apr, 2013
He wore the English crown, but he ended up defeated, humiliated, and reviled.
Tue, 05 Feb, 2013
Derry has been named as one of the world’s best cities to visit in 2013.
Tue, 23 Oct, 2012
DURING the fine weather in September I spent much time outdoors, working in the garden and in my small wood.
Mon, 01 Oct, 2012
The history of these islands and their peoples can be read through their castles, ruined or restored, finds Mary Leland
Sat, 01 Sep, 2012
The eight tons of gold, silver and copper unearthed from mines in Mongolia and Utah and now under guard at the Tower of London is the largest ever haul used to make Olympic medals.
Thu, 26 Jul, 2012
The Olympic torch received a rapturous reception from thousands of well-wishers who rose early to mark its arrival in the Games’ host city of London today.
Sat, 21 Jul, 2012
A Royal Marine Commando today abseiled with the Olympic flame into the Tower of London.
Fri, 20 Jul, 2012
A British Royal Marine Commando will abseil with the Olympic flame into the Tower of London today.
Fri, 20 Jul, 2012
Queen Elizabeth joined a spectacular armada of 1,000 vessels yesterday for the most dazzling display of British pageantry seen on the River Thames for 350 years, watched by cheering crowds celebrating her 60th year on the throne.
Mon, 04 Jun, 2012
There was something almost cruel about the way the fixtures fell.
Mon, 05 Mar, 2012
is one of the Wild Things series, which introduce the very young to zoo animals.
Sat, 31 Dec, 2011
A WONDERFUL moment in a wonderful play. It’s the point in A Man for All Seasons where Thomas More faces the evidence trumped up against him to get him beheaded and rid Henry VIII of a turbulent priest who will not countenance the monarch divorcing his wife.
Mon, 19 Sep, 2011
AS the admittedly dubious claim goes, there’s no one as Irish as Barack Obama. Unless, it seems, you’re a 90-year-old Greek-born member of the British royal family whose name is Prince Philip Duke of Edinburgh.
Wed, 15 Jun, 2011
TAKING part in ceremonial duties for the royal wedding will be a family affair for the Irish Guards, its members said yesterday.
Sat, 23 Apr, 2011
The King’s Speech picked up four Oscars with its star Colin Firth admitting he felt his career had “just peaked” as he collected the award for Best Actor.
Mon, 28 Feb, 2011
Alex Ferguson has thrown his weight behind England’s bid for the 2018 World Cup and the Manchester United manager will play a key role in this week’s visit by FIFA inspectors.
Tue, 24 Aug, 2010
SOMETHING is rotten — again — at the Tower of London, long known for its treachery, bloodshed, and executions.
Tue, 03 Nov, 2009
IT wouldn’t be possible, these days, and it shouldn’t have been possible even back then.
Mon, 04 May, 2009
WATCHING Welbeck, Gibson and Evans had me humming ‘if the kids are United’ as of old. It was a record we used to enjoy at OT almost a generation before some of them were born.
Wed, 18 Feb, 2009
Free Agent gave The Queen a first winner at Royal Ascot since 1999 with a battling success in the Chesham Stakes, the opening race on the final day of the 2008 meeting.
Sat, 21 Jun, 2008
Sustainability as a tourist attraction requires that a building must be ancient and hold dead people (the pyramids), bendy (the Tower of Pisa) or linked with imprisonment, torture and execution (the Tower of London).
Mon, 13 Aug, 2007
More than half a million spectators are expected to descend on central London today as the Tour de France, the world’s biggest annual sporting event, hits town.
Sat, 07 Jul, 2007
THE world’s top cultural body met yesterday to consider adding the Tower of London to its “in danger” list because of development pressures around its location.
Tue, 26 Jun, 2007
ECUADOR says tourism is threatening the Galapagos Islands and has asked Unesco to add the habitat that inspired the theory of evolution to its endangered list, the culture agency said yesterday.
Sat, 23 Jun, 2007
THE spirits of the dead have their annual night out this week. Ghosts, goblins and witches will be on the prowl, so carry a rabbit’s foot for good luck and don’t walk under any ladders.
Mon, 30 Oct, 2006
Prince of Darkness Ozzy Osbourne and rock band McFly have been signed up to play at the Prince’s Trust Tower of London concert.
Tue, 02 May, 2006