Jeremiah O’Donovan Rossa in New York in January 1911. Photograph: Topical Press Agency/Getty Images

The funeral of Fenian leader Jeremiah O’Donovan Rossa in August 1915 was a rehearsal for the 1916 Easter Rising and was a triumph of theatre for radic(...)

The culture of child protection is not evenly embedded across the Catholic Church and remains a cause for concern, Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Marti(...)

Several of Ireland’s Catholic bishops may be subject to investigation by the new Vatican tribunal announced this week by Pope Francis (above). The tribunal will hold bishops to account where it is claimed they failed to protect children from sexual abuse by priests. Photograph: Filippo Monteforte/AFP/Getty Images

At least 12 of Ireland’s Catholic bishops may be subject to investigation by the new Vatican tribunal announced this week by Pope Francis. The tribun(...)

 Dr James Mehaffey (l), retired Church of Ireland  Bishop of Derry and Raphoe, and  Dr Edward Daly (c), retired Catholic Bishop of Derry, with mayor of Derry Brenda Stevenson. The former bishops were conferred with the freedom of the city. Photograph: Lorcan Doherty/PA Wire

Two of Derry’s retired bishops were conferred with the freedom of the city by mayor Brenda Stevenson, in the last official administrative act carried (...)

Former bishop of Derry Edward Daly   at the Historical Institutional Abuse Inquiry in Banbridge yesterday. Photograph: PA

The former bishop of Derry has strongly defended the Sisters of Nazareth for “doing the work that nobody else was doing” in providing shelter for chil(...)

Michael Mallin, who was executed, and Countess Markievicz being escorted away by government troops. Photograph: Courtesy of National Museum of Ireland

The only eyewitness account of the burials of the executed leaders of the 1916 Easter Rising has been made public for the first time. Fiftee(...)

May 1st, 1916: A barricade made of carts, in Great Brunswick Street, Dublin, during the Easter Rising. Photograph:  Hulton Archive/Getty Images

Earlier this week, we posted a message on The Irish Times Facebook page asking for you to tell us the stories of relatives who you think may have been(...)

A piper leading the funeral of Seamus Heaney through Bellaghy yesterday. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Seamus Heaney was laid to rest yesterday evening in a country churchyard in south Derry under the shade of sycamore and ash trees.“May the green sods (...)

Police Ombudsman Dr Michael Maguire found the RUC should have done more to protect the victims. Photograph: John Harrison/Harrison Photography

and The Royal Ulster Constabulary did not do enough to protect three people who were killed in the so-called good Samaritan IRA booby-trap bombing in(...)