Sara Smyth, exhibition curator and Dr Sandra Collins, eirector of the National Library of Ireland at the launch of its 1916 exhibition ‘Rising’ at the National Photographic Archive, which runs until the end of October. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The National Library of Ireland has launched its Easter Rising photographic collection. Some 60 photographs are included depicting scenes relating t(...)

 The Fianna Fail leader Micheal Martin , speaking at the party’s Ard Fheis last weekend. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin continues to insist his party is “preparing for government”, but that it will not participate in a coalition with ei(...)

Wooing voters with unrealistic or dangerous promises devalues the strongest card in the party’s hand

Fine Gael delegates cooped up in Dublin’s City West Hotel for their party’s pre-election ardfheis this weekend would do well to heed the warning issue(...)

John Bruton was part of a guard of honour at the 50th anniversary of the Rising in 1966. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Former taoiseach John Bruton has criticised the Government’s decision to send Defence Forces officers with Tricolours and copies of the Proclamation (...)

Defences Forces personnel march past the GPO in a previous  1916 commemoration. Former taoiseach John Bruton has criticised plans  to have Army personnel visiting schools as part of the 1916 centenary. File photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

Former taoiseach John Bruton has criticised the Government’s decision to have Army personnel visiting schools as part of the 1916 commemoration progra(...)

Copy of the 1916 Proclamation reputedly taken out of the GPO by James Ryan. It is due to be auctioned in Dublin in April.

A copy of the 1916 Proclamation, reputedly salvaged from the burning ruins of the GPO by the medical officer to the rebels, has come to light and is t(...)

Cork City after it was burnt in 1920 by the Black and Tans. “On the British side some form of military struggle was inevitable before Irish demands would be taken seriously.” National Photographic Archive (Hogan Wilson Images)

Critics of the Easter 1916 Rising, including Patsy McGarry (Rite & Reason, January 5th), condemn the wrong conflict. It was the the Civil War, not(...)

Emma Coffey at the Fianna Fáil Ardfheis at Citywest, Dublin. “I cannot definitively rule out a coalition with Fine Gael.” Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Delegates at the Fianna Fáil ardfheis differed on whether the party should go into coalition with Fine Gael after the general election. But there wa(...)

Alan Rickman   AOL Studios In New York City on June 19th, 2015. (Photo by Desiree Navarro/WireImage)

Alan Rickman, one of the UK’s most acclaimed actors, has died at the age of 69. He had been suffering from cancer. Rising to fame with his insidiou(...)

Alan Rickman.  Photograph: Yui Mok/PA Wire

Alan Rickman, one of the best-loved and most warmly admired British actors of the past 30 years, has died in London aged 69. His death was confirmed(...)