Legal highs are now illegal in the the UK but why has it taken so long for the law to be changed?
We often overlook how languages gets caught in political crossfire - and not only in relation to Muslims.
The home secretary has announced that the threat of terrorism related to Northern Ireland is now highly likely in Britain.
Irish immigrants and their descendants played a leading part in the Easter Rising of 1916 and Ireland's subsequent rebellion. But the inspiration worked in the other direction as well.
For 100 years, the Easter Rising has occupied center stage in the memory making of republican Ireland. But the role of Irish soldiers in World War I had been all but forgotten -- until now.
Often it has been Ireland’s writers and artists that have called out the hopes and failures of national politics, holding the polity to account in the culture.
Irish participation in World War I has been surrounded by a form of “collective amnesia” – largely because of the part the war played in the Easter Rising.
About 250 women appear to have taken part in 1916's Easter Rising.
The big vote is not just for Brits – which might be a surprise to some people.
A century ago, a group of rebels sought to found an Irish republic. This is their story.
How to invent a national identity – and then sell it.
Scotland has just joined the growing list of countries getting tough on the vapes. Here's why the libertarians should pipe down.
Recounts are underway following a vote that left no clear winner.
Fine Gael and Labour felt confident going into this short campaign – perhaps a little too confident.
A windswept rock at what was the edge of the Medieval world is a fitting place for a Jedi hermit.
UN special envoy and former Irish president Mary Robinson talks to leading experts about the 2015 Paris climate negotiations.
The film's exploration of a young Irish woman's emigration to 1950s New York digs beneath nostalgic stereotype.
Dublin has managed to keep the money rolling in while others struggle, so what are the lessons to learn for its neighbours and rivals?
As the British Museum gears up for some soul-searching about our inner Celt, 500 dons are gathering with much the same mission.
The impact of Ireland's affirmative vote on marriage equality is getting attention from all around the world. Will the result create a "social revolution" as some are suggesting?