A cross which marks the place where James Connolly was executed in the stonebreakers yard in Kilmainham Gaol. Photograph: Frank Miller

The story of Kilmainham Gaol – one of the world’s largest unoccupied jails – is interwoven with that of modern Irish history. The list of inmates a(...)

Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin celebrates Mass in November at the Pro-Cathedral, a building which he says deserves note for having played an important role in the Easter Rising in 1916. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The role of Dublin’s Catholic priests in assisting the dead and injured during the 1916 Rising is being ignored in centenary commemoration plans, Arc(...)

Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall at Mullaghmore Co Sligo on Wednesday. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Timothy Knatchbull reached back for the hand of his wife, Isabella, and clasped it tightly as they followed Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall(...)

Charles with his beloved great uncle Lord Mountbatten in July 1979: when the prince takes a tour of Classiebawn Castle he may recall the many stories Mountbatten told him about the place where he and his extended family holidayed every August. Photograph: Tim Graham/Getty Images

Visiting Mullaghmore today will be an important and reflective experience for Prince Charles.And for others too, who have memories of August 26th, 197(...)

Mountbatten bombing: Classiebawn Castle, in Mullaghmore, Co Sligo. Photograph: Trish Punch/Lonely Planet/Getty

As John Maxwell sifts through a box of photographs to find some of his son Paul a postcard falls on the floor. It is a black-and-white view of Clas(...)

Photographs by T.W Murphy/ Willow Press

Photographs depicting the aftermath of the Easter Rising are being made public for the first time in more than 95 years. The photographs were taken(...)

General John Maxwell presided over the secret military tribunals which ordered the execution of the 15 leaders of the Easter Rising and changed the course of Irish history.

General John Maxwell, the man who is widely blamed for the execution of the leaders of the 1916 Rising, was an instrument and not author of British po(...)

Late British prime minister  Margaret Thatcher photographed in September 2008. Photograph: Chris Jackson/Getty Images

President Michael D Higgins has described Margaret Thatcher as one of the “most conviction-driven British prime ministers who drew on a scholar(...)