Sackville Street (now O’Connell Street). Photograph: JT Westropp courtesy of the Royal Irish Academy

There was standing room only in the basement of the National Library of Ireland for the launch of The 1916 Rising Oral History Collection. Not since(...)

British Ambassador to Ireland  Dominick Chilcott (centre) with Muckross House trustees Maurice O’Keefe (left) and Michael Larkin at the house in Killarney, Co Kerry. Photograph: Valerie O'Sullivan

The descendants of the occupants of the great houses of the southwest gathered for the first time in more than 100 years at Muckross House, Kil(...)