The bombed buildings at the corner of Sackville Street (now O’Connell Street) and Eden Quay on the banks of the Liffey in Dublin. The buildings were shelled by the British admiralty gunboat, the Helga, during the Easter Rising. Photograph: Getty Images

The ethics of the Rising is an important but hindsight issue. The ethics of how we commemorate the Rising is contemporary and pressing. A general ethi(...)

‘We spent two classes puzzling out how it could be that work as vital as Charabanc’s is neglected.’ Above, Eleanor Methven, cofounder of Charabanc, speaking at the Abbey. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Sometimes life imitates art. Recently, however, life has been imitating my teaching curriculums. For example, in early 2014, just as I was revving up(...)

Week 1, Lecture 1: Ireland in Rebellion An Introduction. Photograph: Trinity College Dublin/YouTube

Trinity College Dublin (TCD) has begun a free online history course to explain the Easter Rising and its origins. The 14 week course, which is availa(...)

‘Horse With Jockey Up’ by Basil Blackshaw

All three major Dublin auction houses will hold their first art auctions of the autumn season on consecutive evenings beginning on Monday. Viewing (...)

Thronged: John Redmond at the Parnell monumnet on O’Connell Street in 1912. Photograph courtesy of the National Library of Ireland

Sunday, March 31st, 1912. O’Connell Street in Dublin has never seen anything like this. Since mid-morning, when the 64 special trains bringing peop(...)

Jimmy Deenihan TD has backed a call for the establishment of a substantial memorial to the Liberator, Daniel O’Connell in the UK. Pictured is the O’Connell street statue. Photograph: Eric Luke

Former Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Jimmy Deenihan TD has backed a call for the establishment of a substantial memorial to the Liber(...)

Statue of Daniel O’Connell on O’Connell Street in Dublin. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Daniel O’Connell should be remembered in Britain with some sort of memorial in recognition of his contribution to British politics including paving th(...)

UCC president Dr Michael Murphy. Photograph: UCC

State agencies and Government departments should be subjected to international peer review on a regular basis to ensure greater efficiency and effe(...)

The Natural History Museum on Dublin’s Merrion Square. File  photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The Irish Game and Country Fair The Irish Game and Country Fair takes place in Birr, Co Offaly, on Saturday and Sunday. As well as showcasing country(...)

Caherdaniel, Co Kerry Getting there: From Caherdaniel on the N70 (Ring of Kerry road) follow the signs for D(...)