The bombed buildings at the corner of Sackville street and Eden Quay on the banks of the Liffey in Dublin. The buildings were shelled by the British admiralty gunboat, the Helga, during the Easter Rising. Photograph: Hulton Archive/Getty Images

Today marks the 100th anniversary of a meeting in Dublin at which the decision to hold the 1916 Rising was taken.Held on September 9, 1914, in the lib(...)

Father Joseph Mallin SJ. Fianna Fáil senator Mark Daly said the families of those who participated in the events of 1916 should be central to the upcoming commemorations.

A member of the all-party Decade of Commemorations Working Group has called on the public to convey birthday wishes to the last surviving child of (...)

Siún Nic Gearailt, bean an tí ag Hay Festival. grianghraf: joe o’shaughnessy

Seolfar clár féile litríochta The Hay Festival ag ócáid i gCeanannas Mór, Co na Mí, anocht. Seo é an dara bliain ag an Hay Festival a bheith sa(...)

AC/DC Guitarist Angus Young on stage at Punchestown uring their Black Ice World Tour in 2009.  Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

It has been reported that seminal Australian heavy rock band AC/DC may be about to announce the end of their playing career. Australia’s (...)

An Tánaiste and Labour Party leader Eamon Gilmore. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Senior Labour ministers have said it is too early to make any determinations on the make-up of the next budget. Dampening hopes for indications(...)

Tánaiste  Eamon Gilmore: ‘We are monitoring the situation very carefully, particularly in eastern Ukraine. There is an urgent need for a de-escalatation of the crisis and for Moscow to engage in serious dialogue with Ukraine’s interim government.’ File photograph: The Irish Times

There was “a degree of coordintion” behind events in Ukraine over recent days during which pro-Russia elements seized control of state owned bu(...)

Of the 69 warrants issued by Ireland during 2013, 40 resulted in surrenders to Ireland. File photograph: Frank Millar/The Irish Times

Ireland received 223 arrest warrants from European Union countries for individuals suspected of crimes including murder, rape and drugs offence(...)

Queen Elizabeth is no stranger to Irish. She used it to address guests at a special State Dinner in St Patrick’s Hall Dublin Castle in 2011. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

The British monarchy’s official twitter account (@Britishmonarchy) announced the President’s arrival with a tweet as Gaeilge this afternoon. “T(...)

 The President Micheal D Higgins and his wife Sabina departing for their State visit to Britain at Casement Aerodrome in Baldonnel today. Photograph:  Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

President Michael D Higgins has arrived in London for the first ever State visit to Britain by an Irish president. Mr Higgins and his wif(...)

Public opposition to the Government’s plan to merge the office of An Coimisinéir Teanga (Irish Language Commissioner) with that of the Ombudsma(...)