A COMPREHENSIVE SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THIS TOPIC
A COMPREHENSIVE SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THIS TOPIC
A Japanese court has sentenced a former care home employee to hang for stabbing to death 19 disabled people and injuring two dozen others in the deadliest mass attack in post-Second World War Japan.
Mon, 16 Mar, 2020
The recent rescue of a trawler 20km north of Fanad Head in Co Donegal gave us a glimpse of the enormous seas that occasionally strike that part of the coast.
Mon, 20 Jan, 2020
They tweeted to say his novel"should be avoided by anyone who studies or teaches factual history of the Holocaust".
Sun, 05 Jan, 2020
An alarming cultural and political craze in the closing years of this decade has been the enthusiasm for the kind of virtue signalling expressed in demands to sanitise history
Tue, 31 Dec, 2019
A hardworking group of local supporters are crucial in helping talented baritone Dylan Rooney fulfill his dream of studying at the Guildhall in London, writes.
Thu, 12 Dec, 2019
Life is all about change — at least that’s the standard counsel, increasingly received as the years roll by.
Mon, 28 Oct, 2019
A mosque in Tralee has been targeted in a graffiti attack with the words “Islamic State out” as gardaí in Cork confirmed they are treating the appearance of a Nazi slogan over a social welfare office as a potential incitement of hatred incident.
Fri, 18 Oct, 2019
The official account of Auschwitz, a former German Nazi concentration and extermination camp, has tweeted pictures of Cork’s Intreo office demanding for a makeshift sign to be removed.
Fri, 18 Oct, 2019
Working on the Irish TV coverage of Bulgaria v England on Monday night acted as another reminder of how silly a job it can be at times.
Thu, 17 Oct, 2019
Thomas Niedermayer was an apolitical figure — he employed 1,000 people with workers coming to the Grunding factory from Catholic and Protestant backgrounds.
Sat, 12 Oct, 2019
The death of former French president Jacques Chirac will be greeted with mixed emotions internationally but his stature will endure in France. Even when convicted in 2011 of corruption during his time as mayor of Paris, he retained a deep affection in the hearts of French people.
Fri, 27 Sep, 2019
The epic battle for the bridge at Arnhem, as depicted in the blockbuster 'A Bridge Too Far', saw the Allies aim to end the war by Christmas 1944, but failed as a huge airborne assault force failed to take the last bridge across the Rhine. In an extract from his latest book 'A Bloody Week',tells the story of one of the hundreds of brave men from Ireland who gave their all to the Allied campaign
Sat, 21 Sep, 2019
A book lent to me before the 80th anniversary of the start of WWII on September 1 was Dark Times, Decent Men: Stories of Irishmen in World War II. They from the North and South of Ireland and were in the British army, navy and the RAF and armies and merchant navies of the USA, Canada, Australia etc.
Mon, 09 Sep, 2019
Is Ireland tolerant? The week just past, and a few preceding it, provide mixed results.
Sat, 24 Aug, 2019
Hazel Chu, who was born in Dublin, says she has received hundreds of hate messages and anonymous phone calls after online trolls posted abusive tweets about her nationality.
Mon, 12 Aug, 2019
Sean Scully started his life in poverty in Inchicore. He returns to the Dublin suburb as one of the world’s most acclaimed living artists, writes
Tue, 30 Jul, 2019
Our world is as it is, or at least was, because of people like Alan Turing, the mathematician and computer pioneer who cracked the Nazi’s WWII Enigma code. That achievement gave the Allies a significant advantage, one they made great sacrifices to keep secret. One estimate suggests his work shortened the war by four years and saved up to 21m lives.
Tue, 16 Jul, 2019
The best non-fiction books for the summer transport you from the White House to Hollywood and from pristine greens at Augusta to sweaty gyms in Belfast.dips between the covers
Tue, 02 Jul, 2019
For the generations born in Ireland since the end of the Second World War it is understandably difficult for some of them to envisage the state of public opinion on the issue of Irish neutrality during WWII.
Sat, 08 Jun, 2019
Austria's vice chancellor has said a member of his party will resign after penning a poem that compared migrants to rats, drawing widespread criticism and angering Chancellor Sebastian Kurz.
Tue, 23 Apr, 2019
Former Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes has been charged with misconduct by the Football Association in relation to its betting rules.
Wed, 17 Apr, 2019
Scrolling through news of the Notre Dame fire on social media feeds was like watching a real-time archive of grief in the making, as people expressed their dismay and sorrow at the damage wrought, write
Tue, 16 Apr, 2019
One wonders will the world’s political leaders assemble in Christchurch, New Zealand, in solidarity with the victims of the horrific mosque killings last Friday as they did in the wake of the Charlie Hebdo killings in Paris in January 2015?
Thu, 21 Mar, 2019
gets over the gain line, behind the headline
Thu, 21 Feb, 2019
Family and friends today said a final farewell to globally-celebrated children's French-born author, cartoonist and illustrator Tomi Ungerer following a funeral service in West Cork, and later a cremation.
Tue, 12 Feb, 2019
We want to think of it as ancient history, but it isn’t. It was unspeakable, unforgiveable, and it has to be unforgettable.
Tue, 29 Jan, 2019
Today marks the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which has played a pivotal role in the quest for global justice, writes
Mon, 10 Dec, 2018
Given how we are all snowflake ninnies now, offended at everything as the world convulses around us, maybe we could do with some help. Self help.
Mon, 26 Nov, 2018
It’s not that it’s easy to go with the flow and go with the crowd. It’s just that it’s common, writes
Wed, 07 Nov, 2018
WHAT are you dressing up as for Halloween? Our extended household is using it as an opportunity for catharsis, a high colonic for the head, for flushing out all the hideousness that’s been flowing in front of our weary eyes so far this year (not that this year is near over, but we’ve had ten months of crap), writes
Mon, 29 Oct, 2018
On September 29, 1938, Czechoslovakia was sacrificed to Nazi Germany by the UK and France, in their catastrophic hurry to appease Hitler. That lesson is still relevant today, writes
Wed, 26 Sep, 2018
“I’ll keep it simple for you – I’m getting paid to be at a World Cup and you’re on your laptop"
Fri, 13 Jul, 2018
Pope Francis has called the practice of having an abortion after pre-natal tests have discovered possible birth defects a version of Nazi attempts to create a pure race by eliminating the weakest.
Mon, 18 Jun, 2018
Over recent months we have seen how personal beliefs, however they are formed, play a visceral part in public discourse.
Sat, 26 May, 2018
Gaynor French wants to die wearing her Christmas socks and trainers, with Depeche Mode playing on the sound system and her husband and children by her side.
Mon, 23 Apr, 2018
The Taoiseach has accused TDs of “belittling the Holocaust” after a controversial Government advertising campaign was compared to Nazi propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels.
Thu, 01 Mar, 2018
A French appeals court has upheld the far-right National Front's decision to expel party founder Jean-Marie Le Pen over anti-Semitic remarks, a stinging defeat for him and a victory for his daughter and rival Marine.
Fri, 09 Feb, 2018
A complaint about George Hook’s comments on rape victims on his Newstalk show has been upheld by the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland.
Wed, 07 Feb, 2018
A novel attack on press freedom and perhaps the imprecise use of adjectives has been made by Poland’s ruling Law and Justice Party.
Mon, 29 Jan, 2018
The 43-year-old who lost his job over a vehicle insurance row with his employer said yesterday that he drew strength from his grandfather’s act of defiance during the Second World War.
Fri, 12 Jan, 2018
From movies to music, food to fashion, our critics reveal their picks for the year ahead.
Sat, 06 Jan, 2018
Got an issue? Ask Audrey...
Fri, 15 Dec, 2017
goes eye-to-eye with Mario Rosenstock andemerges amazed at his ability to instantly morphy into different personas. Genuinely.
Tue, 28 Nov, 2017