A grave can be anything from 4 to 10 feet deep. “The gravediggers used to get paid by the foot and they’d always be delighted to get a 10-footer.” Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

How mean-spirited would you have to be to have the flaws of your wife carved onto her gravestone as soon as she goes to her eternal reward? Such a mea(...)

In the capital, the newspaper forces were more or less evenly divided.The Irish Times and the Daily Express were unionist.

On Easter Saturday 1916, as both the Irish News and the Derry Journal reported with evident approbation, an enthusiastic crowd witnessed a military de(...)

Emma Leung (9) from Saggart takes part in RTÉ’s Road to the Rising on O’Connell Street on Easter Monday 2015. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

There is a Massy Brothers coffin-filled hearse parked at the top of O’Connell St just under the shadow of Parnell. It’s surrounded by people laughing (...)

Jack O’Connor, general secretary of Siptu, said the union wanted increases of 5 per cent in the public and private sectors and that it would be seeking the introduction of a minimum living wage of €11.45 per hour. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The employers’ group Ibec has criticised as “reckless and foolish” calls by the trade union Siptu for a 5 per cent pay rise across the economy. (...)

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 (...)