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Last month
November 2023
Campaign group Republic to protest at King Charles III's first state opening of Parliament
Members of Republic were detained on the day of the king’s coronation, sparking criticism of the Met Police.
This year
Police arresting anti-monarchy protesters were 'intimidating' and 'heavy handed'
The CEO of anti-monarchy group Republic was among 52 demonstrators detained yesterday.
'World's most expensive tradition': UK anti-monarchists hit out at Charles' coronation
The Journal speaks to a couple of dissenting voices in the UK ahead of the coronation of King Charles.
Anti-monarchy group sent 'intimidatory' letter about new protesting laws ahead of coronation
London’s Met Police said that 11,500 police will be on duty on Saturday and their ‘tolerance for disruption will be low’.
All time
Singer Rihanna made national hero as Barbados becomes a republic
Barbados won independence from Britain in 1966.
Barbados to remove Queen as head of state by November 2021
A speech written by the country’s prime minister said “the time has come to fully leave our colonial past behind”.
Collins' most reliable and useful agents: New files shine light on women of the War of Independence
One Dublin woman who ran a grocery shop was considered a key asset to Michael Collins, according to the files.
Today marks 70 years since Ireland became a republic
This meant that Ireland left the Commonwealth, and formally ended the statutory role of the British monarchy in Ireland.
No contingencies, no plans, no secret plans: Leo says the Irish government has no preparations for a hard border
Questions have been raised about the level at which the Irish government is prepared for a no-deal Brexit.
Threat of a far-right French presidency is real 'but France will not give in', says Hollande
Alain Juppe ruled himself out as a candidate today.
An Irish Independence Day? Enda says we already have our day on 17 March
A Fianna Fáil senator has proposed 21 January (the date the first Dáil sat in 1919) should be Ireland’s Independence Day.
Is it time Ireland had its own Independence Day?
It’s proposed 21 January – the first sitting of the Dáil – should be marked as Ireland’s Independence Day.
Australia's state leaders push to cut ties with Queen Elizabeth
Almost all of Australia’s state and territory leaders have signed up in support of the country becoming a republic.
The North's strict new sex laws have kicked in. What does that mean for the Republic?
There are warnings the new laws will make Dublin and the border counties more attractive for pimps and traffickers.
Column: Why is the Government afraid of celebrating 1916?
It appears to be a case of ‘don’t mention the war’ in the corridors of power at Dáil Éireann when it comes to 1916.
Less than half of those in their 60s do over 2.5 hours of exercise per week
Only 18 per cent of the over 70s engage in high levels of physical activity.
McDowell insists Ireland is not a failed State, says Seanad costs us each €1.60
The former Tánaiste Michael McDowell claims that that the Seanad costs each Irish citizen the price of a two litre bottle of milk every year.
Column: There's a case for a United Ireland but it doesn't lie in voodoo economics
If we want to end the partition between the Republic and Northern Ireland, then we need to embrace some realistic solutions for the economic future, writes David McCann.
Poll: Is Ireland still a 'rip-off Republic'?
A survey of tourists shows that our image among overseas visitors as a rip-off country has reversed – do you agree?
42-year-old man arrested over child rape
The man was arrested in Omagh and extradited to the Republic of Ireland to face charges of child rape.
Column: Viewed from abroad, Ireland’s reconciliation is a success story
David McCann travelled to Korea, a partitioned country with a chequered economic history. The view from there is very different, he writes.
Interview: ‘We’re mourning a Republic we never had’ – Fintan O’Toole
Our system has made Irish people feel ashamed, the author and journalist tells ahead of a series of ‘state of the nation’ debates.
Column: Why is Alan Ryan's funeral the face of republicanism?
If politicians don’t want the masked men marching in a funeral cortege to continue being seen as the real face of republicanism, writes David McCann, they need to change the conversation.
Is the Pope coming to Ireland?
The Catholic Communications Office says there’s “no concrete information” about a rumoured visit in 2013.
Column: Is it time to start wearing the poppy?
On the eve of November 11, writer and film-maker Liam Nolan questions the continued resentment towards the wearing of the poppy of remembrance – especially in light of loss of Irish life in the two world wars.