Siptu president Jack O’Connor has called for a new left-wing government and pay increases. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Siptu, the country’s largest trade union, is to seek pay increases of 5 per cent across the public and private sectors.In a speech today, Siptu presid(...)

Siptu chief Jack O’Connor: Trade union movement is ‘back on the offensive’ to regain ground lost by workers during the recession.  Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Siptu, the country’s largest trade union, is to seek pay increases of 5 per cent across the public and private sectors. In a speech to be deliv(...)

Named after the 1745 Battle of Fontenoy, history and a sense of place are alive in Fontenoy Street, and in number 45. James Joyce lived next door i(...)

Published February 4th, 1947, the photograph shows James Larkin’s four sons  at his funeral procession in Dublin. They are (left to right) Denis, Fintan, Bernard and James. Photograph: The Irish Times

Solemn? This picture is solemnity personified. The four men walking with slow, precise steps. The blurry figures at the extreme edges of the image,(...)

Nadine Dorries in full flow in the House of Commons

Imagine Frank McCourt’s Angela’s Ashes with a Scouse accent and you might be close to understanding Conservative MP Nadine Dorries’s story of life (...)

The 60 cent stamp, issued this morning, features a black and white photograph of about 20 uniformed volunteers headed by a mustachioed man identified as Cpt Jack White (also inset right).

An Post has stopped the printing of a new stamp commemorating Captain Jack White, one of the founders of the Irish Citizen Army, amid doubts over its (...)

It was William Martin Murphy who emerged as the real victor of the revolutionary Ireland of 100 years ago. Not Patrick Pearse, James Connolly, James L(...)

President Michael D Higgins launching a tapestry depicting scenes and imagery from the 1913 Lockout at Liberty hall

The general secretary of the Republic’s biggest union has urged the Government to introduce a law recognising collective bargaining rights during the (...)

Michael Mallin and Countess Markievicz being arrested in 1916. Photograph: National Museum of Ireland

Commemoration works best when it thinks afresh rather than reproducing established memories and narratives. This year’s recollections of the 1913 Dubl(...)

Newspaper coverage of the Lockout, its key players and events was deeply polarised, with many titles having vested interests in either side. Individua(...)