Screenshot from the National Archives web site detailing the extent of surveillance on the leaders of the Easter Rising.

Secret police files detailing the extent of surveillance on the leaders of the Easter Rising have been made available to the public for the first time(...)

Elsie McDermid’s letter to her mother describing Dublin during the Easter Rising begins: “We are living in stirring times. I am writing this to be posted if there is any post office left.” File photograph: Topical Press Agency/Getty Images

A dramatic eyewitness account of the Easter Rising as seen by a visiting opera singer has been made public for the first time. Elsie McDermid, a popu(...)

 Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht Heather Humphreys has launched UCD’s programme for the Easter Rising centenary. The programme includes a major  conference providing a global context for the events of 1916.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

UCD is to host a major interdisciplinary conference next year on the Easter Rising’s global context. The conference is one of at least 25 events the u(...)

Senator David Norris said the 1916 Rising leaders were ‘traitors to their own cause’. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Independent Senator David Norris described the 1916 leaders as “traitors’’ in sharp exchanges in the Seanad today.Mr Norris said he believed that W B (...)

Leader of the Irish Parliamentary Party John Redmond (1856 - 1918, left) with Irish nationalist politician John Dillon (1851 - 1927), circa 1910. Photograph: Hulton Archive/Getty Images

As war erupted throughout Europe, Ireland was in the midst of her own major political crisis over home rule. The Third Home Rule (Government of Irelan(...)

As the centenary commemorations for the Easter Rising draw closer there had been speculation that the prices for items of memorabilia would beg(...)

 An original monochrome press photograph of the Sinn Féin delegates in  London in 1921 to negotiate the Anglo-Irish Treaty, from left to right: Arthur Griffith, Edmund Duggan, Michael Collins, Robert Barton (at back), Erskine Childers, George Gavin Duffy and John Chartres.  The photograph is estimated at €1,000-€1,500 at Adam’s

Following this week’s State visit of President Michael D Higgins to Britain, Adam’s timely annual history sale, on Tuesday, will feature memora(...)

The countermand was issued by Eoin MacNeill, commander of the Irish Volunteers, in a last-minute attempt to cancel a mobilisation planned for Easter Sunday 1916.

“Volunteers completely deceived. All orders for tomorrow Sunday are completely ca(...)

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan: “I made little progress with Trichet,” he says. “Draghi was the man I made progress with.” Photograph: Eric Luke

Rush-hour traffic on Merrion Street in Dublin is just about audible within the Department of Finance as Michael Noonan quietly muses on the lessons le(...)

The legacy of the Volunteers

It was inevitable that the putative descendants, genetic and political, of participants in the great events of the 1912-22 decade would seek to enlist(...)