Patrick de Witt is one of the guest speakers at this year’s Cúirt International Festival of Literature in Galway. Photograph: Eric Luke

Galway gears up for Cúirt 2016 Some great pairings at this year’s Cúirt International Festival of Literature include Jennifer Johnston and Belinda (...)

Adi Roche, who is being awarded the Freedom of Cork City, greets a teenager from the Chernobyl region of Belarus who visited Ireland through her Chernobyl Children International charity. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

Peace campaigner and founder of the Chernoby Children International charity Adi Roche is to be conferred with the Freedom of Cork city. Councillors v(...)

The Proclaimation is read during a commemorative ceremony to mark the 100th anniversary of the 1916 Rising  at the National Monument on Grand Parade, Cork City on monday. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision.

Thousands gathered in Cork city on Monday to commemorate the 1916 Easter Rising which saw over 1,000 Irish Volunteers mobilised in the city and county(...)

Ranelagh and Elizabeth Ranelagh with Lord Mayor of Cork, Cllr Chris O’Leary at the interment of the ashes of their father, James O’Beirne at Republican Plot at St Finbarr’s Cemetery in Cork on Saturday

The family of a War of Independence veteran have described the decision by Cork City Council to allow his ashes to be interred at the republican plot (...)

A member of the Irish Defence Force reads the 1916 proclamation, outside the GPO during a military march in Dublin. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/EPA

From Barry Roche, Southern Correspondent, Cork 25 March 2016 Thousands are expected to attend a commemoration in Cork on Easter Monday to mark the ce(...)

Tributes paid in Brussels: A man places flowers on a street memorial following Tuesday’s bomb attacks in Brussels, Belgium, March 23rd, 2016. Photograph: Francois Lenoir/Reuters

The Lord Mayor of Cork, Cllr Chris O’Leary, on Wednesday opened a book of condolences at Cork City Hall for the victims of the Brussels terrorist atta(...)

Tomás Mac Curtain, who was later murdered by members of the RIC in 1920, was the Brigade Commander of the Irish Volunteers in Cork city and county in 1916.

Dáil Éireann should enact emergency legislation to prevent the eviction of families from properties owned by vulture capital funds, the Lord Mayor of(...)

Tomás Mac Curtain, who was later murdered by members of the RIC in 1920, was the Brigade Commander of the Irish Volunteers in Cork city and county in 1916.

The mobilisation of 1,000 Irish Volunteers in Cork under the command of Tomás Mac Curtain in preparation for the 1916 Easter Rising will be remembered(...)

Tim Pat Coogan: “We should look at what the 1916 leaders wanted and what we got”. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The commemoration of the 1916 Easter Rising should not be a time “for soft words and platitudes” but a realistic reappraisal of what has been achieved(...)

Scenes at the St Patrick’s Day parade in Mountbellew, Co Galway. Photograph: Ray Ryan

Massive numbers have been attending St Patrick’s Day festivities around Ireland, helped along by sunshine and relatively excellent weather in many par(...)