The John F Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington DC, where a three-week festival, Ireland 100: Celebrating a Century of Irish Arts and Culture, will take place next year. Photograph: Getty Images

The lead-up to the centenary of the 1916 Rising presents many opportunities to reflect on the diverse and complex history of this island. And think(...)

Tunisia victims (left to right): 16-year-old survivor, Owen Richards, his uncle Adrian Evans, grandfather Patrick Evans and brother Joel Richards.

One of the victims of the tourist massacre in Tunisia was an member of Birmingham-based Gaelic football club James Connolly’s GFC. The club paid tribu(...)

Hope Castle in Castleblayney

The new Monaghan Tourism website does not exaggerate when it describes the local landscape as “unspoiled”. The county of the little hills is indeed(...)

Connacht will travel to play Gloucester in their Champions Cup play-off without the injured Kieran Marmion. Photograph: Inpho

Connacht’s pursuit of a Champions Cup spot for next season continues on Sunday as they travel to Kingsholm to play Gloucester in a European play-off.P(...)

Actor Brian Gleeson: been confirmed for the series which begins shooting in the summer and will air in the first quarter of next year

  RTÉ has announced details of a five-part television drama series which will be the centrepoint of its Easter Rising commemoration schedu(...)

The Last General Absolution of the Munsters at Rue du Bois by Fortunino Matania, which now hangs in Gleesons pub in Booterstown, Co Dublin

A harp given by the poet WB Yeats to Maud Gonne – which she apparently played while he recited his verse – made €37,000 and was the top lot in Whyte’s(...)

 Tim Pat Coogan and Adhamhnán Ó Súilleabháin, at the launch of the latter’s new book, Domhnall Ua Buachalla: Rebellious Nationalist, Reluctant Governor. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

A new book reflecting on the life of nationalist and politician Domhnall Ua Buachalla has been launched by writer Tim Pat Coogan. The biography Domhna(...)

The James Connolly monument located opposite Liberty Hall in Dublin City centre. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The works of James Connolly have been evoked by Tánaiste and Labour leader Joan Burton in calling for support for the marriage equality referendum.She(...)

Talks between the Government and unions on restoring pay levels for about 300,000 staff across the public service get under way on Tuesday. Photograph: PA

Abolishing the pension levy should be the priority in talks to restore pay and pensions of public servants, Siptu general president Jack O’Connor has (...)

Tánaiste and Labour leader Joan Burton  said the Irish election would be about economic recovery and would be very different to the UK contest.  Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Tánaiste Joan Burton has said she does not believe Labour will suffer the same fate in the next general election as the Liberal Democrats in the UK el(...)