Sackville Street (now O’Connell Street). Photograph: JT Westropp courtesy of the Royal Irish Academy

There was standing room only in the basement of the National Library of Ireland for the launch of The 1916 Rising Oral History Collection. Not since(...)

Rain pours down during a flag-raising ceremony to mark the opening of the State Commemorative Programme for 2016 in Dublin Castle. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

Prince Charles may be invited to an Easter Rising commemorative event, the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht Heather Humphreys has said(...)

A portrait of Lord Houghton wearing the insignia  by Walter Frederick Osborne, which is in the National Portrait Gallery in London

Ceremonial jewels worn by the Viceroy of Ireland 120 years ago have been discovered in a duchess’s London bank vault and will be sold at auction on We(...)

Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe addresses a joint meeting of the US Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington. Photograph: Gary Cameron/Reuters.

Prime minister Shinzo Abe expressed “deep repentance” over Japan’s role in the second World War in a speech to the US Congress on Wednesday, even as h(...)

Domino’s Pizza: results out Thursday. Photograph: REUTERS/Luke MacGregor
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A picture taken in Tuam on the day its sugar beet factory was demolished in 1987 became a talking point. Not why it happened. Or how. But who was the woman on the bike.  The jury’s in...it’s Catherine McGough.  Photograph: Eddie Kelly.

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About a dozen anti-austerity campaigners held a peaceful protest outside the Imperial Hotel on Friday morning where Dara Murphy, a TD for Cork North Central, was hosting the fundraising breakfast which was addressed by Minister for Justice, Frances Fitzgerald.

Anti-austerity protestors have strongly criticised Minister of State Dara Murphy of Fine Gael for hosting an €85 euro fundraising breakfast in Cork th(...)

Cork  football captain Briege Corkery salutes  the crowd in Cork City. Photograph:  Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

Freddie Mercury may never have played Croke Park but he sure nailed it when it came to identifying the mark of true champions – a never-say-die atti(...)

Trinity College Dublin provost Dr Patrick Prendergast: said he would take on board feedback about rebranding of university. Photograph: Eric Luke

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Eminent: Edward Kiely. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

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