Dubiln South-Central TD Bríd Smith tells Róisín Ingle her childhood home became a refuge for people affected by the Troubles.

In the latest episode of the Róisín Meets podcast, Anti-Austerity Alliance-People Before Profit TD Bríd Smith talks to Róisín Ingle about how she’s fi(...)

The Social Democratic and Labour Party leader Colum Eastwood  during the party’s manifesto launch. Picture By: Arthur Allison.

Strictly speaking, there are almost no Tories in Northern Ireland. The Conservative Party consistently polls below 1 per cent. In 2010, when it stood (...)

Art from Rita Duffy’s exhibition The Souvenir Shop

Visiting Rita Duffy in her studio, the Old Courthouse in Ballyconnell, Co Cavan, I am greeted by the artist, in her paint-spattered apron, with a dim(...)

 The funeral of dissident republican Vinnie Ryan , at Donaghmede , Co. Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Let me rain on the parade. As the planes roared over the Liffey’s swell and the bands played and the soldiers marched along O’Connell Street I recalle(...)

Stormont: a former Provisional IRA commander from Rosslea, Co Fermanagh, and now a member of the Stormont Assembly, Seán Lynch said 1916 was one of the reasons he joined the IRA

Seán Lynch spent more than a decade in the Maze Prison recounting the actions of James Connolly and Patrick Pearse to other prisoners. Sometimes, he r(...)

Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams TD speaks at the Sinn Fein 1916 commemoration at Milltown Cemetery, Belfast. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Divisions must be healed and sectarianism ended to realise the vision of 1916, Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams said at the Easter Rising centenary par(...)

Des Dalton at the Republican Sinn Féin shop on Dublin’s Parnell Street, surrounded by republican paraphernalia. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The rooms in Republican Sinn Féin’s offices on Parnell Street in Dublin are filled with a chaotic clutter, a mass of agitprop paraphernalia stuffed in(...)

Public voice: Paula Meehan in 2015. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Although Paula Meehan was born in 1955 and grew up in the new working-class Dublin suburb of Finglas, she is one of the last artists with roots in the(...)

The comedian Robin Williams said that people who remembered the 1960s weren’t really there. If you remember the 1980s, on the other hand, you probabl(...)

Bernie Sanders  wrote to Margaret Thatcher in 1981 in a bid to end the ‘degrading treatment’ of hunger strikers in Northern Ireland. Photograph: EPA/The Irish Times

Bernie Sanders wrote to Margaret Thatcher in 1981 in a bid to put a stop to the “abuse, humiliation and degrading treatment” of IRA prisoners who were(...)