‘Strange thoughts were mine, as I sat on a big sofa in the centre of policy of the German empire. No regrets, no fears – well – yes – some regrets, but no fears’ - from the war diary of Roger Casement

The war diary that Roger Casement kept during his 18 months in imperial Germany is one of the most candid and impenitent confessions of treason ever (...)

Epic Ireland  in CHQ, Dublin: Some of the diaspora’s well-known members. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

(...) their own heritage and do an on-the-spot DNA test, to check their Irish lineage. Titanic projections(...)

(...) his latest album, The Narrows, which focuses on his Native Indian heritage, as well as his status as(...)

 Mick O’Dea’s portrait of Eamon de Valera. In Tom Murphy’s An Aspect of the Rising, the prostitute  works herself into erotic ecstasies by unleashing a torrent of blistering invective towards the Long Fellow. Photograph:  Nick Bradshaw

Of all the myths of Easter 1916, perhaps the most misleading is that the Rising was relentlessly mythologised. That may have been true in the politic(...)

This file picture released from North Korea’s official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on March 25th, 2016 shows Kim Dong-Chul addressing a news conference in Pyongyang. Photograph: KCNA/AFP/Getty Images

A US citizen of Korean heritage has been jailed for 10 years in North Korea after being convicted(...)

 Eilish Hardiman, chief executive,  Children’s Hospital Group (left), Matilda, Ashleigh and Isabel Kiernan from Lucan, Minister for Children James Reilly, Minister for Health  Leo Varadkar and Mona Baker chief executive,  Temple Street Hospital (right) at Crumlin Children’s Hospital to celebrate the decision by an Bord Pleanála to grant permission for the new children’s hospital on a campus shared with St. James’s Hospital. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

(...) acceptable levels in my opinion”, apart from the impact on the local architectural heritage from the(...)

Una Heaton, curator of the Frank McCourt Museum, who is trying to buy the building. Photograph: Marie McCallan/Press 22

Leamy House in Limerick, formerly the school where Frank McCourt was educated, was withdrawn before it was due to be auctioned yesterday. The future (...)

(...)’s presence over three days at the Unesco world heritage site had ‘no implication for the outstanding(...)

106-year-old Dorothea Findlater recalls the 1916 Rising 2:17

Standing on the summit of the Curragh’s Victorian red-brick water tower with her mother, six-year-old Dorothea Findlater could see Dublin burning. Her(...)

Pope John XXIII  during the Second Vatican Council in Rome in 1962. Photograph:  Hank Walker/Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images

(...) reconciliation and peace opened up for him many hopeful signs of how a shared Christian heritage can at times(...)