Padraig Pearse (1879 - 1916), the Irish writer, educator and nationalist politician who joined the IRB (Irish Republican Brotherhood), directed the Easter Rising in April 1916 and became the first president of the Provisional Irish Republic. When he surrendered to the British in the same month, he was arrested, court-martialled and shot.

Ghosts On December 25th, 1915 (his last Christmas), Pádraig Pearse signed off a pamphlet entitled Ghosts, hardly Yuletide fare. Though he a(...)

 Rihanna attends the Zac Posen fashion show at Vanderbilt Hall at Grand Central Terminal  in New York City last month. Photograph: Chelsea Lauren/Getty Images

A defamation action against singer Rihanna brought by her Dublin-based former head of security is no longer proceeding.The action was brought by Geoff(...)

A Dublin-based former security chief for singer Rihanna (above) is taking the pop star to court over an email she sent to him. Photograph: Christopher Polk/Getty Images

Pop singer Rihanna is being sued at the High Court over allegedly making defamatory comments about her former head of security. Dublin-ba(...)

If you were asked to name the book or books that defined Ireland for you, which would you choose? That’s the challenge UCD academics and bestsellin(...)