‘Most journalism students I have met over the years aren’t particularly interested in the listicles or churnalism that typifies the low-paid long-hours culture of what the work has become for young journalists.’ Above, Eddie Holt. Photograph: Alan Betson

When the first-year journalism BA class at DCU bounded into the Henry Grattan building on the grim-looking campus in the autumn of 2001, journalism wa(...)

James Arthur O’Connor. A View of Irishtown from Sandymount, (c 1823) Private collection. Photograph: Courtesy of Pyms Gallery

A wire-strung harp made for a County Cork clergyman in the 1730s; playwright Richard Brinsley Sheridan’s snuffbox; the silver mace once carried on cer(...)

It’s now bordered by the perilously busy N11 – Co Wicklow’s version of the Le Mans racing track – but the lovely, and decidedly upmarket, village o(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny and British prime minister David Cameron visit the grave of Willie Redmond in December 2013. Photograph: PA 2:25

Rediscovered letters from the front from Major Willie Redmond reveal his pride in his fellow Irish soldiers and his frustration at not being allowed t(...)

A rediscovered portrait of Henry Grattan, dating from about 1775, is the only known portrait of the famous parliamentarian as a young man. It will be (...)

The Molly Malone statue on Grafton Street in Dublin, due to be moved to facilitate the development of the cross-city Luas link. Photograph: Eric Luke

Some of Dublin’s most familiar monuments, including the Molly Malone statue at the bottom of Grafton Street, are soon to be on the move to make way fo(...)

Tucked into the Dargle river valley in Co Wicklow, Grattan House stands stately in its sylvan surroundings. The handsome wisteria-clad house has a (...)

Pierre Joannon is well known to anyone with an interest in Irish history and culture. The honorary consul general of Ireland in the south of France si(...)