‘Too much of the discussion of the impact of John Redmond (above), however, is still informed by reflections on the (admittedly fascinating) high politics of the home rule crisis.’ Photograph: Hulton Archive/Getty Images

In 2002, the late Canadian historian Peter Hart, who specialised in the history of the War of Independence, made an appeal for the Irish revolutionary(...)

The mantle of 1916

If ifs and ands were pots and pans . . . the debate initiated by former taoiseach John Bruton about the historical necessity for the Rising, and respo(...)

An Post has unveiled two stamps to mark the centenary of the first World War. Both feature well-known recruitment posters from the time. The first fea(...)

Leader of the Irish Parliamentary Party John Redmond (1856 - 1918, left) with Irish nationalist politician John Dillon (1851 - 1927), circa 1910. Photograph: Hulton Archive/Getty Images

John Bruton’s recent reassertion that he was a “Redmondite” drew a speedy response in this newspaper’s letters page. Gerry Adams recently referred to (...)

Garda Commissioner Noirin O’Sullivan. Photograph: Frank Miller

The first class of Garda recruits for five years is to commence training in the autumn when 100 candidates take their places at the Garda College, (...)

Acting Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan arriving at Leinster House on   Thursday for an Oireachtas Public Accounts Committee meeting. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

A claim by acting Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan that the loss of almost 1,500 gardaí in recent years has in no way affected the force’s polici(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny and British prime minister David Cameron visit the grave of Willie Redmond in December 2013. Photograph: PA 2:25

Rediscovered letters from the front from Major Willie Redmond reveal his pride in his fellow Irish soldiers and his frustration at not being allowed t(...)

The European Committee of Social Rights ruling means gardaí will now be able to strike and negotiate pay. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Gardaí have won the right to strike in a landmark decision handed down by the Council of Europe.The Council’s European Committee of Social Rights uphe(...)

Agsi general secretary John Redmond   said it was now seeking an ‘urgent meeting’ with Frances Fitzgerald. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

New Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald is set for her first clash with Garda members after the group representing sergeants and inspectors said i(...)

Dr Richard O’Flaherty, a member of the Justice4All group , claimed in one case an elderly woman had slipped into a diabetic coma as gardaí questioned her about a relative’s alleged involvement in crime.

Training in An Garda Siochana has ground to a halt to such an extent that some detectives have not been trained at all, the body charged with identify(...)