Irish Roots

Local societies are the lifeblood of genealogy. The missionary (and occasionally messianic) zeal with which they transcribe, organise, publish, and ed(...)

David McCullagh and Keelin Shanley, pictured at Wynn’s Hotel using a sepia technique. The presenters will be among those introducing a series of talks. Photograph: Ray McManus

O’Connell Street will be closed to traffic on Easter Monday as RTÉ stages a celebration of everyday life 100 years ago, with the aid of hundreds of v(...)

Protesters gather in central Dublin for water charges protest. Photograph: Ciarán D’Arcy

A man arrested and charged following an anti-water charge protest in Dublin yesterday afternoon has been released. The arrest occurred after a group o(...)

Protesters gather in central Dublin for water charges protest. Photograph: Ciarán D’Arcy 2:27

A man arrested and charged following an anti-water charge protest in Dublin yesterday afternoon has been released. The arrest occurred after a group o(...)

Charlie Hebdo on sale at a news stand on O’Connell Street, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The special edition of Charlie Hebdo magazine commemorating victims of the January 7th shootings in Paris has gone on sale in Ireland following a dela(...)

Taxi driver Christopher Gorman from Glasnevin takes part in a protest on Molesworth Street outside the Dail in mid-January 2014. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Over 300 taxi drivers protested in Dublin city centre this afternoon against a proposal to remove the right of drivers to advertise on their ve(...)

I walk down O’Connell Street in Dublin every day. With its lovely width, trees and monuments, it should be a destination, but most people are passi(...)