The scene of a fatal fire in St Colman’s Park in Macroom, Co Cork. Photograph:  Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

Gardaí are to prepare a file for the coroner’s court following the completion of a technical examination on the scene of a fatal house fire in Macroom(...)

James Connolly addressing a meeting of about 8,000 people in Union Square, Manhattan, New York City on May Day, 1908. Photograph: Library of Congress

The death of James Connolly in the 1916 Easter Rising was an incalculable loss to Irish socialism as he was succeeded by a labour leadership that was(...)

An artist’s impression of the proposed incinerator in Cork Harbour

The proposal to build an €160 million waste incinerator in Cork Harbour could pose serious problems in terms of transporting residue ash from the fac(...)

Gabriel Doherty of the School of History at UCC said that there has been an unfortunate tendency to take individual sentences, phrases and concepts from the Proclamation out of the text and interpret them as representative of the whole document. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Easter Rising Proclamation should be considered in its entirety and not parsed into its constituent parts if it is to be viewed as the foundationa(...)

Bill Kenneally was sentenced to 14 years and two months in jail after he pleaded guilty to 10 sample counts of indecent assault on 10 boys between October 31st, 1984 and December 31st, 1987. Photograph: Patrick Browne

A former sports coach has lodged an appeal against a 14-year jail term handed down to him after he pleaded guilty to sexually abusing 10 boys in Water(...)

Sean Hurley was buried along with 20 other casualties of the Easter Rising in Glasnevin Cemetery in Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Much of the current debate about the necessity of the 1916 Easter Rising is speculation which fails to take account of the motivation of those involve(...)

A file image of former Green Party TD Dan Boyle  who is hoping the Welsh Green Party can secure seats this week. Photograph: The Irish Times

Former Green Party TD Dan Boyle hopes the Welsh Green Party can win seats in the Welsh Assembly elections which take place on Thursday. Mr Boyle, a G(...)

A file image from September 2015 showing the remains of Commandant Thomas Kent lying in state at St. Michael’s Garrison church, Collins Barracks before a State funeral. Thomas Kent was one of the 16 men executed in 1916 following the Easter Rising. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Irish patriot Thomas Kent believed a republic was morally superior to a monarchy, a 1916 Rising commemorative event in Cork was told on Saturday. Un(...)

Sean Hurley was buried along with 20 other casualties of the Easter Rising in a mass grave in Glasnevin Cemetery in Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Over 100 relatives of the only Cork volunteer to die in the 1916 Easter Rising in Dublin will gather at his birthplace in west Cork this weekend to re(...)

St Fin Barre’s Cathedral in Cork will host a newly commissioned work. Image: Google Maps

What have the Easter Rising, William Shakespeare and a group that sounds as if they should be performing in Game of Thrones all got in common? Not a l(...)