It was at very much at this time of the year — an early March Saturday — 87 years ago that Franklin D Roosevelt, as the 32nd president of the United States, gave in his inaugural address a warning. “Let me assert my firm belief that the only thing we have to fear is ... fear itself.”
Franklin D Roosevelt and Roy Keane may not have an immediate affinity but each is famous for a phrase all too applicable to how our defence and police forces have, for whatever reason, been undermined by being unable to match obligation with resources.
Ireland was officially neutral in the Second World War but, 75 years ago today, German bombers brought the blitz to Dublin.asks if it was error or conspiracy, and shows how the incident shines a light on our young nation’s complex relationships with the Allied and Axis powers
Republicans have a history of recruiting celebrities into the party ranks going back 60 years, but find themselves at a crossroads with Donald Trump — who is using his celebrity power to attack rather than to revive the Grand Old Party, writes
Although Germany is leading the European reaction to the refugee tragedy by welcoming hundreds of thousands to its cities; the reaction of the rest of the world, most especially the United States, has been one of offering advice and criticism from afar.
Michael Clifford writes that Maurice McCabe is the driving force behind changes in Garda culture, a report criticises consistency in dealing with care orders, Liam Mackey pays tribute to Ray Treacy and a US mother leaves her dsabled son in a wood for a week.
A convicted rapist has asked to be put back into prison because he believes he cannot abide by the conditions of his release, parents are being questioned by Gardaí after they gave their children bleach in the belief it could cure them of autism, the rise of Jordan Spieth and the maths problem that has gone viral across the globe.
IT is an indication of the grip Islamic zealots have exerted on the popular imagination that the first reaction to the tragic shooting dead of nine people in the Czech Republic yesterday afternoon was to wonder if this latest outrage was another in a series of deadly attacks carried out by fundamentalists across the western world.
Based on the private journals of Margaret Lynch Suckley, a distant relative of Franklin D Roosevelt, Roger Michell’s misfiring comedy recalls an important meeting between America and Britain on the eve of the Second World War.
BBC viewers voted Winston Churchill as ‘Britain’s Greatest’. He is remembered as the man who saved them during the Second World War, but he was undoubtedly one of Ireland’s greatest scourges. As Minister for War in 1920 he was the politician most responsible for the Black and Tans.