Reflected glory: the Ha’penny Bridge. Photograph: William Asanome/Getty

When such a scholarly, encyclopaedic exploration of our capital city as this highly readable new study by David Dickson is published, one benedictiont(...)

Patrick Mc Devitt CM president of All Hallows (centre), with students in the college grounds. From left William Locke, Emma Schmid-Looney, Emmet Tracey and Joseph O Hara. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Former president Mary McAleese could hardly have known how prescient she was being in an address she delivered at All Hallows College in September 200(...)

All Hallows College is to close due to its inability to  attract students in recent years.

It was formally announced this afternoon that All Hallows College in Dublin is to close. In a statement, the college said it was making the announceme(...)

History lies at the thick walls of Mount Hanover House and over the centuries it has overlooked the lush Co Meath countryside and touched the lives of(...)

Wicklow Hunt Point to Point Races by Letitia Marion Hamilton, £15,000-£25,000, at  Sotheby’s, London.

Tuesday, May 20th Adam’s, St Stephen’s Green, Dublin. Fine Jewellery and Watches. Auction at 6pm. A 7.08 carat diamond ring, €50,000- €80,000; Ceylon (...)

A mural honouring Frederick Douglass in Belfast.

Frederick Douglass was an escaped slave forced to flee the US in 1845, aboard the paddlesteamer Cambria out of Boston, when his autobiography, Narrati(...)

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(...)

A cartoon from May 1829 depicting Daniel O’Connell (centre) arriving to take his seat in parliament after the passing of the Catholic Emancipation Act in April 1829.  Looking on from the middle distance are British prime minister, the Duke of Wellington (1769-1852), and home secretary and leader of the House of Commons, Sir Robert Peel (1788-1850). Photograph: Hulton Archive/Getty Images

Daniel O’Connell (1775-1847) is in one way the best-remembered Irishman who flourished in the 19th century. Streets are called after him in a great(...)

Vikings: the television series stars Gabriel Byrne and Travis Fimmel

It is a scene familiar from every primary-school history book. A horde of long-haired, sword-wielding, fearsome-looking foreign marauders run amok (...)

President Michael D Higgins, in completing the first State visit to Britain to well-deserved acclamation has surpassed the high expectations se(...)