Taoiseach Enda Kenny and British prime minister David Cameron visit the grave of Willie Redmond in December 2013. Photograph: PA 2:25

Rediscovered letters from the front from Major Willie Redmond reveal his pride in his fellow Irish soldiers and his frustration at not being allowed t(...)

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(...)

Gordon D’Arcy’s beard: notable for its thrust. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Gordon D’Arcy’s beard. It deserves its own ghostwriter at this stage. It’s a glorious sight, notable for its thrust, shape and abundance. You half-exp(...)

North Sea Scrolls: Andrew Mueller, Luke Haines and Cathal Coughlan. Photograph: Ki Price

North Sea ScrollsKevin Barry Room, NCH****Billed as an “evening of revelations” and pitched as an alternative and hidden history of Britain and Irelan(...)

Illustration: Dearbhla Kelly

It is noon on a Friday, and the hall of St Joseph’s National School on the Muirhevnamor estate, outside Dundalk, is packed. There are 40 children, age(...)

Fr Iggy O’Donovan

Augustinian priest Fr Iggy O’Donovan is to be awarded the Freedom of Drogheda at a special ceremony tomorrow. He may be the last person to receive the(...)

Annie O’Connell (16 months) from Dublin at the Allsop Space auction at the RDS yesterday afternoon. Photograph: Stephen Collins/Collins Photos

The market for residential and business properties is “buoyant” in urban areas, according to the director of the property auctions company which hoste(...)

Land League: Parnell addresses a meeting, in an illustration published by Currier & Ives, in New York, around 1881. Photograph: Library of Congress

Even now, more than 120 years after his death, Charles Stewart Parnell remains an enigma. Numerous memoirs have been written by his contemporaries, an(...)

In one of the most famous of all GAA encounters, Cork, with star players including the late Jack Lynch and Jim Young, beat Dublin to win the All-Irela(...)

An Allsop Space auction at the Shelbourne Hotel in Dublin last year. Independent TD Mattie McGrath hit out at the  holding of another property auction in the Shelbourne  this morning, which was cancelled because of a protest.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

An auction of properties at reduced prices has been likened in the Dáil to “blood money”.Independent TD Mattie McGrath hit out at the scheduled Allsop(...)