Ireland

micheal martin

Meet Micheál Martin, Ireland’s new Taoiseach

June 28, 2020 12:48 pm

The sense that no matter what the government, things would remain the same made for dull politics, but gave Ireland a certain psychological stability

skype funeral

My husband’s Skype funeral

June 4, 2020 2:04 pm

There were no hymns, no eulogy. Time enough for that when the plague has passed

ireland

Policing rural Ireland is easier, no doubt, than policing urban America

June 4, 2020 12:30 pm

Whatever the context, let’s not let the worst besmirch the best

galway

Is there any better place for an EU-subsidized arts festival than Galway?

May 6, 2020 3:04 pm

I hoped my flight would be canceled but we left right on time

sebastian barry

The Irish question

March 31, 2020 2:44 pm

Sebastian Barry talks about his new play, On Blueberry Hill

george washington

Washington go Brách

March 17, 2020 7:06 pm

America’s first president used St Patrick’s Day as a means to signal and celebrate the birth of a spirit of liberty that would engulf the world

actress

Becoming shades

March 3, 2020 9:40 am

Actress by Anne Enright reviewed

sinn fein

How Sinn Fein got away with murder

February 27, 2020 11:18 am

One of the great mysteries of Ireland is how a people famous for remembering everything can have forgotten so much

varadkar

Leo Varadkar has been hung out to dry by the EU

February 21, 2020 1:04 pm

During the Brexit talks, he was drafted in to do the EU’s dirty work for it

european

The death of the center in European politics

February 14, 2020 11:36 pm

Voters pick candidates precisely because they don’t play by the rules

sinn fein

Beware Sinn Fein’s Trojan horse

February 11, 2020 1:23 pm

The hatred and suspicion of the established political class for Sinn Fein might still outweigh Fianna Fail and Fine Gael’s ancient enmities

varadkar

Can Leo Varadkar defy the odds to win another term as Taoiseach?

January 16, 2020 12:31 pm

Attitudes towards the UK and Brexit could be where this election is won and lost

northern ireland

The Brexit deal gives Northern Ireland an extraordinary opportunity

October 24, 2019 2:54 pm

‘There is some technical detail to work on...but we could become the Singapore of the western hemisphere’

varadkar

Johnson and Varadkar: Brexit is not over yet

October 10, 2019 5:20 pm

‘Both continue to believe that a deal is in everybody’s interest. They agreed that they could see a pathway to a possible deal’

brexit negotiations

How the British government views the state of the Brexit negotiations

October 8, 2019 11:17 am

‘If this deal dies in the next few days, then it won’t be revived’

brexit backstop

Why the UK hasn’t presented any specific backstop proposal to the EU

September 15, 2019 11:39 am

The Brexit secretary says the EU need to adjust their position on checks on Ireland

britain

Donald Trump is the best prime minister Britain never had

August 6, 2019 8:09 am

The orange man succeeds where the mandarins failed

mike allen axios

Does Axios think Trump is visiting Ireland?

June 4, 2019 11:23 am

‘Top of the morning’

northern ireland

Romanticizing Northern Ireland’s history is a deadly mistake

May 2, 2019 10:05 am

Children are growing up with ‘heroic’ stories of the Troubles

leo varadkar

It’s not anti-Irish to criticize Leo Varadkar

April 18, 2019 10:31 am

Dublin’s dishonest approach to Brexit is seriously damaging Anglo-Irish relations

french colonial

Ireland’s strange decision to become a French colonial outpost

April 4, 2019 2:08 pm

Only a cynic would suggest this is a calculated two fingers to Brexit Britain

irish ruins

The unique, bittersweet beauty of Irish ruins

March 14, 2019 11:04 am

The number of Irish country houses has continued to decline over the past 40 years

St Patrick

Who was the real St Patrick: an evangelist or a tax dodger?

March 14, 2019 9:05 am

Saint Patrick Retold: The Legend and History of Ireland’s Patron Saint by Roy Flechner reviewed

irish militants

Why is Britain letting itself be held to ransom by has-been Irish militants?

January 31, 2019 9:34 am

For the fifth-largest economy in the world to design its whole trade policy around the appeasement of this delusional riffraff beggars belief

leo varadkar

Who does Leo Varadkar think he is?

December 17, 2018 2:44 pm

He thinks that what is good for his government is more important than what the British people voted for