‘In view of their centenary pretensions to the lord mayoralty of Dublin , perhaps Sinn Féin needs reminding it played no part at all in the 1916 Risin(...)

In the days following Easter Week 1916, barrister William Wylie helped to prosecute 160 rebels for their role in the insurrection. One, however, wa(...)

 Micheál Martin laying a  wreath at the Fianna Fáil Easter Rising commemoration at Arbour Hill, Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke

The Fianna Fáil leader has criticised the Irish and British governments for failing to use the close relations between the two co(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has accused the Government of taking “a highly partisan” approach to Ireland’s past. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times.

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has accused the Government of taking “a highly partisan” approach to Ireland’s past. “It has embraced a(...)

Professor John A Murphy said he had always been intrigued by the paradox of the growth of Irish nationalism through the spread of the English language. Photograph: Domnick Walsh/Eye Focus Ltd

Ireland owes its freedom to the spread of the English language which allowed for the spread of Irish nationalist ideals by writers such as Thom(...)

Michael Mallin and Countess Markievicz being arrested in 1916. Photograph: National Museum of Ireland

Commemoration works best when it thinks afresh rather than reproducing established memories and narratives. This year’s recollections of the 1913 Dubl(...)

Ezra Pound, John Quinn, Ford Maddox Ford and James Joyce in Pound’s Paris studio, circa 1924; Ezra Pound in about 1967, in a restaurant, and, left, in the garden of his studio in Paris. Photograph The Poetry Collection, University of Buffalo

Along with James Joyce and TS Eliot, the American poet Ezra Pound (1885-1972), the subject of a conference beginning today at Trinity College, was one(...)

Anthony J. Jordan   The current tension between the judiciary and the Government has strong echoes of the frustration W.T. Cosgrave fa(...)