‘Charlie Hebdo’ on a newsstand, O’Connell Street, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Many moderate Muslims see the support for Charlie Hebdo as “nothing more than the triumphalist hatred that the West has had for Islam almost since it(...)

D-Day veteran Michael d’Alton from Dalkey, Co Dublin, who was presented with the Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur  by Jean-Pierre Thebault, the French ambassador on board the French Navy Command and Support Ship Somme, in Dublin Port. Photograph: Eric Luke

The Parnell Summer School will take place from August 9th to 13th in the Avondale demesne, Charles Stewart Parnell’s ancestral home in Co Wicklow. Th(...)

Tiarnan O’Mahoney, one of three former Anglo Irish Bank officials on trial at the Dublin Circuit Criminal Court, should not be used as a “whipping boy or proxy” to vent against those responsible for the collapse of the bank, a jury has been told. Photograph: Court Collins.

Tiarnan O’Mahoney, one of three former Anglo Irish Bank officials on trial at the Dublin Circuit Criminal Court, should not be used as a “whipping boy(...)

September 1913: The Irish Times published WB Yeats’s poem, then called Romance in Ireland, on September 8th, 1913; he sent it as a letter about plans to establish a municipal art gallery in Dublin

Before he made his name as a poet WB Yeats was a prolific journalist, contributing to dozens of newspapers, magazines and periodicals on matters of(...)

The Last General Absolution of the Munsters at Rue du Bois by Fortunino Matania, which now hangs in Gleesons pub in Booterstown, Co Dublin

A harp given by the poet WB Yeats to Maud Gonne – which she apparently played while he recited his verse – made €37,000 and was the top lot in Whyte’s(...)

Kilmainham Gaol is seeking tenders to digitise autograph books belonging to prisoners in the 1916-1918 period.

Kilmainham Gaol is planning a new website to show a collection of autograph books owned by prisoners at the time of the Easter Rising, in time for ne(...)

Leading Clan na Gael member Major Henri le Caron, in fact Thomas Beach, an English spy, testified before a parliamentary commisison in London that Charles Stewart Parnell, above, knew of Clan na Gael’s plan to use violence to achieve Irish freedom. Le Caron’s Clan ally, Alexander Sullivan, then circulated a rumour that the secret agent had named Chicago doctor Patrick Cronin, Sullivan’s chief critic,as a fellow spy, in effect setting him up to be murdered

126 years ago this month, a naked corpse was pulled from a sewer in a quiet suburb of Chicago. The dead man had been brutally murdered with an icepick(...)

Fenian  Jeremiah O’Donovan Rossa  in New York.  President Michael D Higgins will inaugurate a series of events to mark the centenary of his  death. Photograph: Topical Press Agency/Getty Images

President Michael D Higgins will inaugurate a series of events to mark the centenary of the death of the Fenian Jeremiah O’Donovan Rossa. Mr Higgins w(...)

Jerry Beades, founder of the New Land League, at the O’Donnell’s Killiney home. Photograph: Dara MacDónaill/The Irish Times

At one of Dublin’s most expensive addresses, a mansion with a swimming pool, tennis court and stone lions overlooking Killiney Bay, a motley group of (...)

 John Martin, of the New Land League, speaking to members of the media at the entrance to Gorse Hill, the home of Brian O’Donnell, at  Vico Road, Killiney. Photograph: Eric Luke

The New Land League was formed almost spontaneously in 2013, according to its leader, Jerry Beades, when he and others disrupted an Allsops auction i(...)