January 29th confirmed as date for opening of New Ross bypass

New Ross bypass in Co Wexford will be officially opened by Taoiseach Leo Varadkar on January 29th – one day ahead of the route opening to public traffic. The unusual timing of the official opening – most take place on the same day that the public are given access to the route – is the latest twist in the development of the bypass which incorporates Ireland’s longest bridge. The road...

Beyond the Wall: From Post-Cold War Optimism to Populism | History

Scroll to watch part one of the two-part investigation Last November, celebrations to mark the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall were overshadowed by a palpable sense of unease in parts of Europe. To be sure, the events of those weeks through late 1989 and beyond were hugely significant - iconic moments in history that came to symbolise the end of the Cold War and the decades of...