Pádraic Pearse: his poem The Rebel has all the power of the consummate leader who longed to see his country freed

Poetry had a long history of living underground in the Gaelic tradition, so it was little wonder that three young poets, Pádraic Pearse, Thomas MacDon(...)

Leaders confirmed they would advocate a return to power for the Coalition. Photograph: The Irish Times

Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Tánaiste Joan Burton have confirmed there will be no Mullingar Accord-type agreement in advance of the general election. The(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny TD and Government Ministers meeting Edward Walsh his wife Constance Cassidy and their children at Lissadell House, Sligo. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Harry McGee, Political Correspondent, Lissadell, Co Sligo The Government has committed itself to an effective freeze in property tax when the next re(...)

Eddie Walsh and Constance Cassidy at Lissadell House.

The owners of Lissadell House have described as a “singular honour” the Government’s decision to hold a Cabinet meeting at the historic estate next we(...)

The John F Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington DC, where a three-week festival, Ireland 100: Celebrating a Century of Irish Arts and Culture, will take place next year. Photograph: Getty Images

The lead-up to the centenary of the 1916 Rising presents many opportunities to reflect on the diverse and complex history of this island. And think(...)

At the turn of the last century Rathgar was a favoured location for political and literary sets. George (AE) Russell lived at Number 25 Coulson Avenu(...)

Eddie Walsh and his wife Constance Cassidy are owners of Constance Markievic’s ancestral home Lissadell House. Photograph: Brian Farrell

The owners of Lissadell House yesterday promised to help right the wrong done to the “hundreds of strong women” who were centrally involved in the 191(...)

Cumann na mBan protest outside Mountjoy Prison during the Irish War of Independence. Photograph: WD Hogan /courtesy of the National Library of Ireland

‘If you want to walk round Ireland, or any other country, dress suitably in short skirts and strong boots . . . and buy a revolver.” – Countess Consta(...)

Top, from left, Constance Markievicz; and the Abbey Theatre in Dublin. Bottom, from left, Joseph Plunkett; Alice Milligan; and Thomas MacDonagh.  Main photograph: Hulton Archive/Getty Images

From the early 1900s the development of the Abbey Theatre was accompanied by challenging alternatives, spearheaded by political activists. They inc(...)

 Lissadell House in Co Sligo

Sligo County Council has withdrawn an objection made to An Bórd Pleanála over the erection of a boundary fence at Lissadell House and Demense in a mov(...)