The Irish flag is lowered outside the GPO by army personnel. RTÉ has released  50 audio and visual recordings from its archives to coincide with the centenary of the Rising.  File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The RTÉ drama Rebellion is noteworthy for its portrayal of women as being front and centre of the fighting during the Easter Rising, but the real wome(...)

Writer Martina Devlin, facilitator Ciaran Carty and author Xiaolu Guo judging the 44th Hennessy literary awards. Photograph: Alan Betson
The latest Hennessy nominees

The new year heralds a new home for New Irish Writing, the renowned literary page that has discovered many of Ireland’s leading writers. Launched b(...)

A 21-year-old Derry man pleaded guilty to possession of a firebomb, arms and ammunition with intent to endanger life or to enable some other person to do so at Belfast Crown Court today

A 21-year-old Derry man pleaded guilty to possession of a firebomb, arms and ammunition with intent to endanger life or to enable some other person t(...)

Like many of his contemporaries in 1922, George Gavan Duffy, the minister for external affairs in the provisional government of the fledging Irish Fre(...)