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When the last Knight of Glin, Desmond FitzGerald, died four years ago Ireland lost one of its foremost experts on Irish art, antiquities, furniture(...)

James Arthur O’Connor. A View of Irishtown from Sandymount, (c 1823) Private collection. Photograph: Courtesy of Pyms Gallery

A wire-strung harp made for a County Cork clergyman in the 1730s; playwright Richard Brinsley Sheridan’s snuffbox; the silver mace once carried on cer(...)

Close shave: the Ottawa Evening Citizen of January 30th, 1928, reports on the crash; WT Cosgrave helped with rescue work after his train derailed in a snowstorm

Government Ministers today travel abroad freely. But the first visit of an Irish prime minister to North America did not take place until 1928, more t(...)

Former Fine Gael leader John Bruton: “The 1916 leaders explicitly took the opposite side in this war to their fellow Irishmen in the trenches.” Photograph: Aidan Crawley

John Bruton last night repeated his strong reservations about the commemoration of the 1916 Rising, opening up clear differences with the Taoiseach a(...)

In 1909 the veteran Fenian Tom Clarke, later to be executed for his part in the 1916 Rising, praised in one of his letters “a splendid set of young fe(...)

A photograph of the late Desmond FitzGerald, the Knight of Glin, with the inscription “Thanks to My Divine Slave”, hangs on the bathroom wall of 54(...)

A place apart: one of the cantilevered cabins at Glencomeragh House

A group of exquisite buildings by a young, now disbanded practice of architects, Bates Maher, has won the RIAI Gold Medal, a triennial award that is I(...)

Simon Campbell pictured on Ireland's Eye off Howth in the 1940s; Lady Longford described him at the time as "the handsomest young man in Dublin."

The 20th century witnessed the creation of many divisions in Irish society and between independent Ireland and the British state, but few can have enc(...)

Ezra Pound, John Quinn, Ford Maddox Ford and James Joyce in Pound’s Paris studio, circa 1924; Ezra Pound in about 1967, in a restaurant, and, left, in the garden of his studio in Paris. Photograph The Poetry Collection, University of Buffalo

Along with James Joyce and TS Eliot, the American poet Ezra Pound (1885-1972), the subject of a conference beginning today at Trinity College, was one(...)