Northern Ireland

If Lyra McKee’s death is not to be in vain, Ireland must confront its past

4 May 2019 9:00 am

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

George Orwell’s legacy has been monopolised by the left

27 October 2018 9:00 am

Mrs May says she is taking her stand on the issue of Northern Ireland and the integrity of the United…

Piffle: The Lieutenant of Inishmore reviewed

14 July 2018 9:00 am

The Lieutenant of Inishmore is a knockabout farce set during the Troubles. Like Monty Python’s dead parrot sketch it uses…

The result of the Irish referendum is a triumph of light over darkness. For others it is the other way round

It’s not for Westminster to decide Northern Ireland’s abortion law

2 June 2018 9:00 am

Predictably enough, there have been no calls this week for the Irish referendum on abortion to be re-run, no complaint…

Ainsley Harriott is still unaccountably amused by almost everything: Costa Del Celebrity reviewed

27 January 2018 9:00 am

These days, when it comes to people who used to be on the telly, the answer to the classic newspaper…

The DUP is quite likely to cave in over ‘regulatory alignment’. Here’s why they should not

9 December 2017 9:00 am

I’m afraid I have a deep faith in the Democratic Unionist Party’s capacity to cede an issue of principle in…

A clash of creeds in Old and New Ulster: Nick Laird’s Modern Gods reviewed

12 August 2017 9:00 am

This is a very modern novel. Terrorist atrocity sits side by side with the familiar and the mundane. Where better…

Why fudging Ireland’s Brexit border issue can only mean Troubles ahead

5 August 2017 9:00 am

The question of what kind of border after Brexit will exist between Northern Ireland and the Republic will, I predict,…

Letters: declinism and the backward character of British education

15 July 2017 9:00 am

Technical education Sir: I am grateful to Robert Tombs for highlighting the baleful use of ‘declinism’ as part of the…

It's time for the DUP to rise above sectarianism

8 July 2017 9:00 am

The newly influential DUP must disown sectarianism

The newly refurbished National Army Museum is full of inaccuracies and post-colonial guilt

3 June 2017 9:00 am

I used to love the National Army Museum in Royal Hospital Road, Chelsea, which was crammed with the memorabilia of…

Honey-glazed rural whimsy: Laura Donnelly (Caitlin) and Paddy Considine (Quinn) in Jez Butterworth’s The Ferryman

A good show but some way short of a classic: Jez Butterworth's The Ferryman reviewed

20 May 2017 9:00 am

Jez Butterworth’s new play The Ferryman is set in Armagh in 1981. Quinn, a former terrorist, has swapped the armed…

Letters: The mayor of Liverpool has failed to defend free speech

6 May 2017 9:00 am

Liverpudlian censorship Sir: I enjoyed Kelvin MacKenzie’s Diary (29 April). The obloquy thrown at him after his criticism of Everton…

This election will be decisive for Northern Ireland’s balance of power

22 April 2017 9:00 am

June’s vote will be decisive for Northern Ireland’s balance of power

Meeting Martin McGuinness: when I saw the mask slip

25 March 2017 9:00 am

We keep being incited to find it heartwarming that Martin McGuinness and Ian Paisley were known as the Chuckle Brothers.…

Gerry Adams and Martin McGuinness (Getty)

What Martin McGuinness’s eulogisers would like to forget

25 March 2017 9:00 am

Martin McGuinness showed no remorse for the pain he caused

The winner of the What’s That Thing? Award for bad public art is...

25 March 2017 9:00 am

Imagine climbing the hills that surround Belfast and stumbling upon this 11-metre-high steel bollock. ‘It will be visible from a…

‘Cash for ash’ is just one green scam among way too many

11 March 2017 9:00 am

Toffs are like jackals: always quick to sniff out new carrion. I remember a few years back one florid aristo…

Lord Reed’s dissenting judgment in the Supreme Court is spot on

28 January 2017 9:00 am

The English tradition of dissenting judgments in important civil cases is a good one. They are often better than the…

How Simon Jenkins misses the point of cathedrals

15 October 2016 9:00 am

Cathedral going Sir: While I enjoyed much of Simon Jenkins’s analysis of why England’s cathedrals are thriving (‘Why cathedrals are…

I’m a Remainer. But if I was working-class in Stoke, I’d be for Leave

2 July 2016 9:00 am

A rational vote Sir: There has been a lot of bile poured out about those who voted Leave by the…

Honister Pass in the Lake District. The ragged granite fells of Cumbria account for nearly half the cols in England

A guide to Britain’s most strenuous walks

25 June 2016 8:00 am

Cols and Passes of the British Isles

Lionel Shriver: The Trump election is starting to feel like a civil war

11 June 2016 9:00 am

When an old friend X came to dinner in London, I sampled what it must have been like during the…

Les Blancs at the Olivier is good-ish, but it won't be a classic

16 April 2016 9:00 am

Les Blancs had a troubled birth. In 1965 several unfinished drafts of the play were entrusted by its dying author,…

Irish Citizen Army soldiers on rooftops in Dublin before the Easter Rising of 1916

The holy relics of the Easter Rising: from hallowed flags to rebel biscuits

19 March 2016 9:00 am

The reverence for those involved in the Easter Rising is evident in an exhibition devoted to its centenary, says Harry Mount