Just as the Victoria Cross — though solely a British award — is recognised globally as the foremost recognition of valour in wartime so, too, the Nobel Peace Prize has gained international acceptance as the world’s most revered award for the advancement of human rights.
Thu, 30 Aug, 2018
The architects of the Good Friday Agreement have joined forces to urge British prime minister Theresa May to end her “aloof” approach to the North and help break the year-long political deadlock two decades on from the historic peace deal.
Mon, 09 Apr, 2018
Incoming Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has warned the British government not to get “too close” to the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) amid fears that the make-shift Westminster coalition could put the Good Friday Agreement at risk.
Tue, 13 Jun, 2017
While President Michael D Higgins delivered a splendid address to both Houses of Parliament in Westminster, it should be remembered that it was Gerry Adams, John Hume, John Major, George Mitchel, Albert Reynolds and David Trimble who facilitated the Good Friday Agreement.
Thu, 10 Apr, 2014
IT’S easy to be snide about RTÉ’s Ireland’s Greatest Figures: far too many people born in the 1970s, a blank as far as the world of science is concerned, very few people who have actually made any money, no one of an identifiably unionist persuasion, and so on.
Wed, 27 Oct, 2010
ISRAEL’S prime minister and defence chief will be called to testify in an investigation into a deadly raid on a Gaza aid flotilla, the leader of an Israeli commission of inquiry said in an opening statement yesterday.
Tue, 29 Jun, 2010