Children gather firewood from the remains of buildings destroyed in Dublin in the Easter Rising of 1916. Broadcaster Joe Duffy is to publish a book on children killed during the fighting. File photograph: Central Press/Getty Images

Broadcaster Joe Duffy is to publish a book on the children killed during the Easter Rising. Duffy has been to the forefront in seeking to commemorate (...)

An elected mayor for Dublin?

Sir, – On Monday, all four of the Dublin’s local authorities will have voted on whether or not to hold a plebiscite, the wording of which they (...)

Crisis of conscience:  Lucinda Creighton has thrived in the European portfolio but has had conflict within Fine Gael. Photograph:   Justin Mac Innes/Getty Images

Decisions, decisions. Lucinda Creighton faces a difficult choice next week when the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill returns to the Dáil. She (...)

Police officers form a cordon during a demonstration held by the far-right British National Party (BNP)  and a counter-demonstration by Unite Against Fascism (UAF) in central London today.  Photograph: Dylan Martinez/Reuters

Police intervened to separate about 150 far-right protesters from a much larger anti-racism crowd in London today to stop them from coming to blows ov(...)