The Battle of Waterloo was fought 200 years ago, on June 18th, 1815. Above, Napoleon’s retreat from the Battle of Waterloo. Image: After a painting by Steuben. Photograph by Hulton Archive/Getty Images

The Duke of Wellington never did say about his Irish birth “just because you are born in a stable does not make you a horse”. It was said by Daniel O(...)

Patrick Freyne at the Wellington Testimonial in the Phoenix Park. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Ah, Dublin: coddle; Old Mr Brennan; Molly Malone; Bang Bang; field marshal Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington. We don’t tend to think of (...)

Derrynane House, home of Daniel O’Connell. The house has reopened to the public following a major refurbishment by the Office of Public Works.   Photograph: Don MacMonagle

The home of Daniel O’Connell in Derrynane on the Ring of Kerry has been officially opened to the public following a €1.25 million refurbishment by t(...)

St Mary’s Pro Cathedral: “As part of its celebration of 175 years of uninterrupted publication, a Mass will be celebrated by Archbishop Diarmuid Martin at 11am on Sunday,  June 7th, in St Mary’s Pro Cathedral in Dublin at which readers and supporters of the Tablet will be welcome.” Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

The rededication of St Mel’s Cathedral in Longford last month was the culmination of its massive five-year restoration project. It also provided an oc(...)

Anti-Slavery International director Aidan McQuade was educated at Abbey Christian Brothers’ Grammar School in Newry, a school the late former tánaiste Frank Aiken and former deputy first minister Séamus Mallon both attended.

A South Armagh man with an insatiable appetite for knowledge is at the centre of the campaign to eradicate slavery across the globe. Dr Aidan McQuade (...)

Derrynane Hotel  and its eight luxury holiday homes on the Ring of Kerry comes with 11.4 acres. Photograph: John Herriott

Joint agents CBRE and Tom Spillane & Co are quoting more than €1.5 million for the three-star Derrynane Hotel and eight luxury holiday homes on th(...)

David Norris with Katherine Zappone, and Minister for Justice and Equality Frances Fitzgerald TD in the court yard at Dublin Castle. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill 1:04

What a wonderful extraordinary day Saturday was! This is a time for joy and non-triumphalist celebration. I have been privileged in my life to follow(...)

An image from Rowena Keaveny’s contribution to the 2007 Finding Portlaoise project

The midlands tend to be misunderstood, not just in Ireland but everywhere. We find it easier to describe extremities than that nebulous region in w(...)

Complicated: the research stretched back to the early 18th century, long before property records were reliable. Manuscript map of Dublin in the late 17th century courtesy of the National Library of Ireland

Prices tell stories. We have all heard the one that starts with “Back in my day”, then describes what petrol or sweets or a house cost years ago. In t(...)

The research  by financial analyst Karl Deeter, Frank Quinn of the Blackrock Further Education Institute and David Duffy of the Economic and Social Research Institute looked at streets across Dublin city

The most recent property crash was just one in a long line of Irish booms and busts recorded over the last 300 years and not even close to being the w(...)