Pádraic Ó Conaire: a complex, subtle and far from crudely heroic response to 1916

If anyone was to produce a propagandistic fictional account of the effects of the 1916 Rising, Pádraic Ó Conaire might have seemed a likely candida(...)

Photograph: Alan Betson

John Concannon wasn’t even a twinkle in his mother’s eye when the 50th-anniversary celebration of the 1916 Rising, led by President Éamon de Valera, w(...)

Irish Ambassador to London Dan Mulhall at the Cenotaph memorial in Whitehall, central London, during the annual Remembrance Sunday service. Photograph Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Everything about the Remembrance Sunday commemorations at the Cenotaph in Whitehall in London are minutely planned, down to the positioning of dignita(...)

The headstone over WT Cosgrave’s grave, damaged by vandals, in Goldenbridge cemetery,  Inchicore. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The headstone of WT Cosgrave, the first leader of the Irish Free State, has been vandalised in Goldenbridge cemetery in south Dublin. The top of the m(...)

 An attendee holds the order of service which features a portrait of the late Ian Paisley as guests arrive for thehis  memorial service at the Ulster Hall  in Belfast. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images 2:19

More than 800 people attended a memorial service for the late DUP leader and first minister Ian Paisley in the Ulster Hall in Belfast this afternoon.D(...)

Cumann na mBan protest outside Mountjoy Prison during the Irish War of Independence. Photograph: WD Hogan /courtesy of the National Library of Ireland Cumann na mBan protest outside Mountjoy Prison during the Irish War of Independence. Photograph: WD Hogan /courtesy of the National Library of Ireland 4:23

Details of the role women played in the key conflicts in Ireland from 1916 to 1923 were unveiled in military service pension files released yesterday(...)

Trevor White, director The Little Museum of Dublin, with Liam Kavanagh, managing director ‘The Irish Times’ and Kevin O’Sullivan, editor, ‘The Irish Times’, at the official launch of The Editor’s Room in the Little Museum of Dublin at 15 St Stephen’s Green, Dublin. Photograph; Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times 3:35

A little history of The Irish Times has gone on display at the Little Museum of Dublin on St Stephen’s Green. The Editor’s Room is a re-creation of th(...)

In a 1945  reference for his former secretary Eamon DeValera wrote : ’Miss O’Connell has read for me her evidence. I agree with it in general.’  Eamon de Valera pictured in uniform circa 1914. Images:  Keogh Brothers/Topical Press Agency/Hulton Archive/Getty Images and  the Military Service Pensions Archive

Showing that the fight for Irish independence went beyond the confines of this island, two remarkable Irish emigrant women made their cases for the aw(...)

 President Michael D Higgins  has been  awarded the freedom of Limerick by the newly merged local authority.

President Michael D Higgins has said he is humbled to have been made a freeman of Limerick. Almost 1,000 invited guests gathered at a ceremony in the (...)

Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht Heather Humphreys who appointed  John McNulty to the board of the Irish Museum of Modern Art in Kilmainham. Photograph: The Irish Times

John McNulty has a lot going for him. He is a 37-year old businessman with a filling station and shop in Kilcar in South West Donegal. In addition (...)