Video upload service Youtube celebrates its tenth anniversary today. File photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Valentine’s Day, ten whole meme-littered years ago. Can you remember what you were doing? Chad Hurley, Steve Chen and Jawed Karim do. They were invent(...)

A picture of   the  sinking of  the SS ‘Rowan’ which appeared in the Italian newspaper ‘La Domenica del Corriere’

Rare images have come to light which recall a 1921 shipping disaster and multiple drownings off the Irish coast which almost scuppered the arrival (...)

Rare footage of Pádraig Pearse has been obtained from British Pathé. Photograph: National Archives of Ireland 0:44

Footage of Padraig Pearse’s famous oration at the graveside of O’Donovan Rossa will be shown in a new film about the revolutionary period to be launch(...)

Michael Collins and Harry Boland play hurling at Croke Park on the day of a Leinster Hurling final - an image published in September 1921. Photograph: Piaras Béaslaí Collection/NLI 1:11

Thousands of digitised images, including dozens relating to historical figures like the Duke of Wellington, Daniel O’Connell and Charles Stewar(...)

A still from one of the films taken by British Pathé around the time of the Easter Rising.

A priceless film archive which includes extensive footage of the Easter Rising and its aftermath has been released online by British Pathé. (...)

Patrick Gleeson: “We were ploughing along, and didn’t realise at first that there were already people in the water around us, so the captain stopped the ship”

Patrick Gleeson was at sea south of the Azores and about to hit his bunk on the night of December 22nd, 1963, when an automatic alarm went off. The(...)

Sr Hildegarde McNulty  with Michael Hess at Seán Ross Abbey, Roscrea, in 1993.

In the growing panoply of Irish religious villains on screen, none is more chillingly depicted than Sr Hildegarde McNulty in the movie Philomena. Port(...)

The Beatles in 1967: ‘Paul filled the vacuum after Brian Epstein died. I think John was a bit begrudging. George was very introverted. Ringo was depicted as the joker, but I thought he was quite wise’

Paul Howard, biographer of Tara Browne, the 1960s peer, scenester and alleged subject of the Beatles song A Day in the Life, is chatting to film-maker(...)

The reports that I have been writing for the past week in the newspaper (and which also may be read online through searching my name) concern C(...)