Two hundred years ago, a Cork City sugar merchant attempted to take hordes of poor Irish families to a fresh life in a land of plenty, in South Africa. But things didn’t quite work out as planned, explains
Thu, 06 Feb, 2020
The FIFA Women’s World Cup kicks off this evening and there’s still a lot of work to be done to stop women being sidelined. The winning team will get €3.5m, compared with €33.5m earned by the French winners of the 2018 men’s tournament, writes.
Thu, 06 Jun, 2019
100 years ago, Constance Markievicz received a letter confirming her return as MP for Dublin St Patrick’s. Ireland’s first elected female politician was in prison at the time, and the letter was addressed: “Dear Sir”.investigates her colourful life
Fri, 28 Dec, 2018
In 2015 The Guardian named Cork's Mary Harris, or “Mother Jones”, among the world's all-time top ten revolutionaries – alongside the likes of Che Guevara, Robespierre, Trotsky and Gandhi. But who was Mother Jones, asks, and what made her such a threat?
Fri, 12 Oct, 2018
Those close to power have sometimes been luminaries in the world of fashion too. Meghan Markle’s new it-bag is the latest in a long line of must-have fashion accessories first worn by the rich and famous, says
Wed, 13 Dec, 2017
Thu, 03 Nov, 2016
Wrapped in crunchy cellophane, and containing a grainy black and white photo — of Youghal or Bray, Brighton or Blackpool — this classic teeth-breaking sweet is still selling by the bucket load. In fact, the market is expanding, says, who has discovered some unusual details about this cheap and cheerful holiday gift
Mon, 25 Jul, 2016
The Berkeley balcony should have held two tonnes, the city has said, same-sex spouses have been denied the right to upgrade their single person’s pension to a spouse and children pension, Liverpool have made another new signing and six facts you didn’t know about ice cream.
Wed, 24 Jun, 2015