One of the most touching moments of the past year’s commemorations happened 100 years to the minute after the first fatality in the Easter 1916 Rising.
Wed, 28 Dec, 2016
Anybody who wants to find out about a relative’s time in the RIC needs to start with their service record and find the service number, according to Michael Guilfoyle.
Wed, 28 Dec, 2016
Britain's most important double agent of the Second World War almost had his cover blown because his homesick wife could not stand living in England, according to secret files made public for the first time.
Wed, 28 Sep, 2016
Sat, 27 Aug, 2016
British army records relating to the 1916 Rising and the War of Independence have been opened to the world in one of the most ambitious online projects for family researchers and historians.
Mon, 18 Apr, 2016
A hero of the ‘Great Escape’ who spent five months in solitary confinement in a German concentration camp was denied compensation by the British government after being told he had not endured enough hardship.
Fri, 01 Apr, 2016
We’ll need our humour and a balanced reading of our history this Easter to negotiate a path through the treacherous waters of commemoration. Let’s hope we can also make room for the voices of the children of the centenary of the Rising, writes .
Sat, 19 Mar, 2016
Mon, 08 Feb, 2016
The department stores and shopping streets are beautifully lit and decorated, but Christmas is not exactly in the air in Britain, where unexpectedly mild temperatures are causing some daffodils to bloom and some ice rinks to suspend operations.
Fri, 18 Dec, 2015
If you’re off to the British capital for the Rugby World Cup and plan hanging around for a few days , thenhas the lowdown on how to fall in love again with London town.
Wed, 02 Sep, 2015
If you've had a hectic weekend, here's the best shows and films on TV to unwind to tonight.
Mon, 06 Apr, 2015
Declan O’Donnell, Helen James and Hugh Wallace are the judges on Home Of The Year on RTÉ One on Thursday.
Sat, 21 Mar, 2015
Cork-based couple Nora and Katriona go for a casino-themed event on Don’t Tell The Bride, on RTÉ2 on Thursday.
Sat, 14 Mar, 2015
Margaret Thatcher's most senior official warned privately that her financial sector reforms were giving birth to a new culture of corner-cutting and "unscrupulous" practices in the City, according to newly-released UK government papers.
Tue, 30 Dec, 2014
Garret FitzGerald made an impassioned appeal to Margaret Thatcher to save their talks on the future of the North, warning that failure could trigger a civil war that would “drag down” the entire island, according to newly-released official papers.
Tue, 30 Dec, 2014
Garret FitzGerald made an impassioned appeal to Margaret Thatcher to save their talks on the future of Northern Ireland, warning that failure could trigger a civil war that would “drag down” the entire island, according to newly-released official papers.
Mon, 29 Dec, 2014
Thu, 16 Oct, 2014
The Ballylickey botanist; the Skibbereen astronomer; the Cloyne caterpillar collector, Madame Dragonfly.highlights the lives and achievements of three female scientists from Co Cork, and the obstacles they faced to achieve recognition of their work
Fri, 12 Sep, 2014
At the inquest into Peaches Geldof’s death, her grieving husband told a candid tale of her drug addiction. Susannah Butter profiles the young musician raising their sons alone
Tue, 26 Aug, 2014
David Cameron will “look at” the possibility of fulfilling Gerry Conlon’s dying wish for people he nominated to have access to secret government documents about the 1974 IRA Guildford pub bombing for which he was wrongly jailed.
Wed, 25 Jun, 2014
British government officials had first expressed concern — almost 70 years after the sinking of the Lusitania — about a cover-up of the truth of the tragedy.
Thu, 01 May, 2014
I’M just back from a holiday in France. I stayed for a few days in Dinan, a beautiful medieval town in Brittany.
Mon, 30 Sep, 2013
Clivia miniata may have foliage like Agapanthus but it is frost tender and must be kept protected during winter.
Sun, 21 Apr, 2013
Ronald Reagan issued a last-ditch appeal to Margaret Thatcher to abandon her campaign to retake the Falklands and to hand over the islands to international peacekeepers, according to official British documents made public today.
Fri, 28 Dec, 2012
British TV presenter Justin Lee Collins has been found guilty of harassing his former partner, Anna Larke.
Tue, 09 Oct, 2012
Television presenter Justin Lee Collins’s relationship with an ex-girlfriend accusing him of harassment brought out “the demon” in him, a court heard today.
Thu, 04 Oct, 2012
Comedian and television presenter Justin Lee Collins has never hit anyone in his life, he told his trial for domestic and emotional abuse today.
Tue, 02 Oct, 2012
The girlfriend of Justin Lee Collins was accused of trying to blackmail the comedian.
Tue, 02 Oct, 2012
The former girlfriend of comedian and television presenter Justin Lee Collins was accused of being a fantasist yesterday.
Fri, 28 Sep, 2012
The 27-year-old singer Katie Melua tied the knot on Saturday with former World Superbike champion James Toseland in a lavish ceremony at the Nash Conservatory at the Royal Botanic Gardens in Kew, London.
Mon, 03 Sep, 2012
Singer Katie Melua has tied the knot with former World Superbike champion James Toseland.
Sun, 02 Sep, 2012
Des O'Driscoll gives the lowdown on what's will be hot on the box over the next seven days.
Sat, 26 May, 2012
British prime minister Margaret Thatcher’s secret attempts to end the IRA hunger strikes are revealed in official documents made public for the first time today.
Fri, 30 Dec, 2011
The Last Great Seed Hunt: The Story of Kew’s Millennium Seed Bank, Carolyn Fry/Gail VinesKew, £25. eBook (not available)
Sat, 18 Jun, 2011
A 12-YEAR-OLD Irish girl required medical treatment after vomiting a seven-foot worm as she sailed to a new life in Canada in the 19th century, documents revealed yesterday.
Thu, 30 Sep, 2010
AN extremely rare ship’s pass signed by King James II and famous diarist Samuel Pepys is to go on public display in Ireland.
Fri, 06 Aug, 2010
An extremely rare ship’s pass signed by King James II and diarist Samuel Pepys will go on public display in Dublin, it was revealed today.
Thu, 05 Aug, 2010
MARGARET Thatcher complained in private about the numbers of immigrants coming to Britain from south Asia, saying they were being given council houses at the expense of “white citizens”, it was disclosed yesterday.
Wed, 30 Dec, 2009
US giant Kraft Foods has made a £10.2bn (€11.5bn) takeover offer for British confectionery group Cadbury, it was revealed today.
Mon, 07 Sep, 2009
Damien Enright on how borders are non-existent for birds.
Mon, 24 Mar, 2008
XAVIER METZ, a Frenchman, runs a cashew farm in Madagascar. While he and his family were walking in a remote area of the country last year, they came upon a strange-looking palm tree with its branches covered in flowers.
Mon, 28 Jan, 2008