Fergus O’Farrell: ‘Force and politics combined to win freedom in War of Independence’

The General Election of December 1918 transformed Irish politics. The Irish Parliamentary Party, which had dominated Irish nationalist politics for decades, was wiped out, retaining just six seats. Sinn Féin won 73 seats, while the Unionists took 22, p…

The General Election of December 1918 transformed Irish politics. The Irish Parliamentary Party, which had dominated Irish nationalist politics for decades, was wiped out, retaining just six seats. Sinn Féin won 73 seats, while the Unionists took 22, predominantly in the north-east of the country and in pockets of Dublin.

Philip Ryan: ‘Why is Enda Kenny’s voice of experience not being heard on Brexit?’

It has been nigh on impossible to turn on your radio in recent weeks without hearing a chin-stroking conversation between one of Montrose’s finest and Bertie Ahern on the latest machinations on Brexit.

It has been nigh on impossible to turn on your radio in recent weeks without hearing a chin-stroking conversation between one of Montrose's finest and Bertie Ahern on the latest machinations on Brexit.

Eilish O’Regan: ‘Law faces test but women will be spared ordeal of UK journey’

The new abortion law has been operational for nearly three weeks and apart from the medical concerns about the rushed roll out and a few minor pro-life demonstrations it has been without major controversy.

The new abortion law has been operational for nearly three weeks and apart from the medical concerns about the rushed roll out and a few minor pro-life demonstrations it has been without major controversy.

John Downing: ‘This hefty defeat drives the entire process right to brink of carnage’

Now we have entered the realms of the dangerously surreal with the economic carnage of a no-deal Brexit only 10 weeks away. It also comes as there are real questions about the competence of the Irish Government to cope with what may be coming our way.

Now we have entered the realms of the dangerously surreal with the economic carnage of a no-deal Brexit only 10 weeks away. It also comes as there are real questions about the competence of the Irish Government to cope with what may be coming our way.

Kevin Doyle: ‘Brexit will overshadow everything – except for a brand of personality politics in Ireland’

Inspirational quotes go hand and hand with the new year, so we expected to find a few in Leo Varadkar’s speech to his party at their ‘winter think-in’ yesterday.

Inspirational quotes go hand and hand with the new year, so we expected to find a few in Leo Varadkar's speech to his party at their 'winter think-in' yesterday.

Rebecca Hills: ‘For people like me, being a vegan can do much more harm than good’

Veganism has risen to the top of the wellness industry and is dominating the market. Greggs has released a vegan sausage roll, Pizza Hut now offers a jackfruit pizza, and even McDonald’s has launched a plant-based Happy Meal.

Veganism has risen to the top of the wellness industry and is dominating the market. Greggs has released a vegan sausage roll, Pizza Hut now offers a jackfruit pizza, and even McDonald's has launched a plant-based Happy Meal.