Gerald Neilan was the first British officer to die in the Easter Rising
We are not short of religious swearwords in this country but I was excited to learn another one: ‘mudebroth’
Rudyard Kipling’s ‘entertaining, if racist’ short story about a red-haired Irishman
Frank McDonald: What my grandad did in 1916
'Greet Britain' could have been the standard pronunciation if not for the influence of speakers from this side of the water
Why did Griffith not participate in the Rising?
Photograph: Bobbie Hanvey
The 1965 general election campaign was seen to lack bite: ‘Where are the torchlight processions, the excitement and the glamour?’
Party leader James Dillon tells reporters: ‘Never let it be said that the Leader of Fine Gael kept the press uninformed of his movements’
Men of words – Beckett, André Bernold and Max McGuinness
On the campaign trail with Tom McGarry
‘The jolliest little railway in the world’
Fionn Mac Cumhaill and Athleague
Priest who left his mark on California
During a visit to Belfast recently, I was struck by the contrasting neutrality of the hand.
When Irish footmen were all the rage in English aristocratic circles
‘What was it all for?’
Ceasefire is needed to stop Syria from slipping back into remorseless war mode
But the higher education system remains under pressure
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