A COMPREHENSIVE SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THIS TOPIC
A COMPREHENSIVE SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THIS TOPIC
Valentia Island is the spectacular setting for a festival of chamber music this weekend that brings musicians from far flung destinations.
Tue, 13 Aug, 2019
Ranulph Fiennes has survived many tight spots as the world’s greatest living explorer, but one of the first risks he took landed him
Sat, 23 Mar, 2019
The Summit is being held at UN headquarters in New York.
Mon, 24 Sep, 2018
I’ve been writing this column since Bill Clinton lied about a blow job in the Oval Office, spurring my sister to write her doctoral thesis about the role of the special prosecutor, then Kenneth Starr.
Mon, 23 Jul, 2018
The death of Winnie Mandela, the anti-apartheid activist and ex-wife of revolutionary Nelson Mandela, does not seem to be causing much grief for her previous supporters (having listened to a Dunnes Stores worker, who had taken part in the South Africa produce boycott of 1984, on RTÉ’s Morning Ireland).
Mon, 09 Apr, 2018
Fifty years ago today Martin Luther King was assassinated at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis.
Wed, 04 Apr, 2018
Cyrille Regis, who died last week at the age of 59, was among the first black players to rise to prominence in England, writes Colm Greaves.
Fri, 26 Jan, 2018
Cyril Ramaphosa’s victory in December’s contest to lead South Africa’s ruling African National Congress (ANC) was a resounding repudiation of President Jacob Zuma, writes
Thu, 25 Jan, 2018
Nelson Mandela achieved a distinction — not entirely undeserved — little short of sainthood during his 95 years on this earth.
Mon, 18 Dec, 2017
If you remove the vestige and emblems of the past, do you erase the memory of what they represented too? asks
Sat, 19 Aug, 2017
The London School of Economics this week published a cheerful report under the title Does Money Affect Children’s Outcomes? An Update.
Mon, 17 Jul, 2017
Deirdre O’Donovan is development consultant with West Cork Music and event organiser of the inaugural West Cork Chamber Music Fringe Festival which will take place in and around the town of Bantry from tomorrow.
Thu, 29 Jun, 2017
It’d be like finding out that Mandela, Einstein, Marie Curie and the fella who invented the stirrup were in the same hurling team at Minor level
Mon, 08 May, 2017
Derry has been moved by many republican funerals through the decades of strife and conflict, but yesterday’s spectacle was bigger than any one tradition.
Fri, 24 Mar, 2017
As executive director of Amnesty International Ireland, Colm O’Gorman is immediately recognisable as the man who passionately represents the disenfranchised.
Fri, 20 Jan, 2017
A signed letter from Muhammad Ali to Nelson Mandela offering his condolences on the death of an anti-apartheid leader has sold at auction in England for £7,200 (€8,500).
Sat, 17 Dec, 2016
A signed letter from Muhammad Ali to Nelson Mandela offering his condolences on the death of an anti-apartheid leader will be sold at auction.
Sat, 10 Dec, 2016
South Africa's ruling party the African National Congress (ANC) has lost the metropolitan area which includes the capital in its biggest election setback since it took power 22 years ago.
Sat, 06 Aug, 2016
Sat, 06 Aug, 2016
I’ve always been a ‘we’ rather than an ‘I’. It’s because of Stephen, my twin. We shared a wardrobe until we were 30.
Sat, 25 Jun, 2016
Sat, 11 Jun, 2016
Mon, 09 May, 2016
It might be a quip about a hair style, agentle taunt about a misspelling, a wee joke from a person you last saw in sixth class, but it all adds up to death by a thousand digital cuts and it’s about time we called a halt, writes
Sat, 12 Mar, 2016
Fri, 30 Oct, 2015
The political class in the UK and Republic, who do not have to live with the criminality of the nationalist and loyalist terrorists, refuse to face the reality that SF/IRA never went away.
Mon, 24 Aug, 2015
A grandson of Nelson Mandela accused of raping a 15-year-old girl will remain in police custody while his defence lawyers collect more evidence for a bail hearing, a South African judge has ruled.
Sat, 22 Aug, 2015
David O’Mahony steps back in time to discover the ‘Magna Carta’.
Sat, 01 Aug, 2015
Apartheid death-squad leader Eugene de Kock, dubbed ‘Prime Evil’ for his role in the torture and murder of scores of black South African activists in the 1980s and early 1990s, was granted parole after more than 20 years in prison.
Sat, 31 Jan, 2015
Next year’s Rugby World Cup in England will mark 20 years since Nelson Mandela used the 1995 competition in South Africa to bring that beautiful country’s irreconcilable, almost-at-war cultures together.
Sat, 06 Dec, 2014
THEY were under siege, holed up in the GPO. Outside, the massed ranks railed against them. The constant barrage echoed though the building like the drumbeat of victory.
Sat, 15 Nov, 2014
The Minister for Health, Leo Varadkar, said he doesn't believe Gerry Adams' claims that he has no knowledge of Republican sex abusers being moved from the North to the Republic.
Thu, 13 Nov, 2014
Irish political giant Daniel O’Connell has been celebrated as the Nelson Mandela of his day as the newest of London’s famous blue plaques was unveiled in his honour.
Sat, 18 Oct, 2014
Irish political giant Daniel O’Connell has been remembered as the Nelson Mandela of his day as the newest of London’s famous blue plaques was unveiled in his honour.
Fri, 17 Oct, 2014
The Irish exams for Leaving Certificate students were on the morning timetable and featured some expected personalities.
Wed, 11 Jun, 2014
Specials songwriter Jerry Dammers has been named a music industry inspiration three decades after his song, ‘Nelson Mandela’, stormed the charts calling for the release of the anti-apartheid campaigner.
Fri, 23 May, 2014
When I hear somebody saying politics and sport should never mix I often wonder what planet they are dialling in from.
Fri, 16 May, 2014
It is encouraging to see Tom Cooper (Letters, April 28) entering the debate on Ireland joining the Commonwealth. The Reform Group has promoted this debate on its website (reform.org).
Wed, 30 Apr, 2014
South Africa yesterday marked two decades of multi-racial democracy, still feeling the loss of Nelson Mandela and in sombre mood just 10 days before elections which are expected to keep the African National Congress (ANC) party in power.
Mon, 28 Apr, 2014
Lupita Nyong'o and Scarlett Johansson are in talks to star in 'The Jungle Book'.
Thu, 24 Apr, 2014
Hollywood star Idris Elba and his partner have welcomed a baby boy into the world, he has announced.
Fri, 18 Apr, 2014
There are deals and there are deals. In my view life is all about dealing.
Sat, 12 Apr, 2014
The executors of Nelson Mandela’s estate say he left behind about US$4.1m (€3m).
Mon, 03 Feb, 2014