Bomb damage in Dublin following the Easter Rising. “We are hoping for work so innovative and special, that it will inspire the people of Ireland for the next 100 years,”  Arts Council director Orlaith McBride. Photograph: Topical Press Agency/Getty Images

Major funding project is part of Government’s centenary programme

 Róisín Ingle and Natasha Fennell at the launch of their book, The Daughterhood. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

Ingle collaborated with Natasha Fennell on book about mother-daughter relationships

General John Maxwell presided over the secret military tribunals which ordered the execution of the 15 leaders of the Easter Rising and changed the course of Irish history.

TCD historian Eunan O’Halpin believes no British general would have acted differently

 Jim McCann, former singer with The Dubliners and the Ludlow Trio, has died aged 70.  File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

McCann also had a successful career as a solo artist and a member of the Ludlow Trio

Audrey Hepburn: In 1981, she wrote a letter to Fidelma Hepburn, her father’s widow

Actress agonises over her second divorce in hand-written correspondence

A group of Irish men from Garryowen, Co Limerick, members of the British army,  at the Giessen POW camp during the first World War.

Thousands of Irishmen imprisoned in German army camps during first World War

The Electric Picnic festival capacity could be increased to 47,000, its promoter has said.

Florence and the Machine and Underworld confirmed as headliners

The memorial commemorating  what happened at Iron

The execution of the Iron 12, six of whom were Irish, by the Germans remains one of the great unknown stories of the first World W(...)

Michigan judge Michael J Riordan remembers his unfortunate ancestor, John Nash from Kerry, who was executed

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