Lieutenant Gerald Neilan was the first British officer to die in the Easter Rising.

Shirley Mowbray never knew her uncle Arthur Neilan and was in her late teens when he died in 1944. Neither did she hear her father Dr Charles James Ne(...)

Croke Park during the performance of ‘Aiséirí’, a pageant commemorating the 50th anniversary of the 1916 Rising, on April 24th 1966. Photograph: RTÉ Stills Library

For those making their way to Jones’s Road for the National Football League finals on Sunday, Croke Park is promising to serve up a day out with a dif(...)

Local residents and members of the Finglas Action Group stage a demonstration at the proposed site of modular housing at St Helena’s Drive in Finglas, Dublin. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

Residents in north Dublin have said they will continue to protest and block the building of modular houses for homeless families on a local site until(...)

“Such was the scene, painted in all its imagined glory by a war artist for the ‘Illustrated London News’”

As notorious pieces of war propaganda go, the German placard currently on loan to the National Museum at Collins Barracks is a very understated piece (...)

Former members of the defence forces pass the GPO during the ceremony commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the Easter Rising. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Over centuries, the island of Ireland has often witnessed the power of history to fuel long-held antagonisms. There is no better example than the trad(...)

In a statement Dublin City Council said it had had an arrangement with the bank for the temporary erection of the banner.

A contentious 1916 commemorative banner, featuring three politicians who died before the Rising and one who opposed the rebellion, has been removed fr(...)

 The Remembrance Wall at Glasnevin Cemetery commemorating all those who died in 1916. We ended up after all the killing of the 1916-1923  period  in a similar position to what was likely under home rule. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Home Rule, already law, could have led this part of Ireland peacefully to the same fully independent position Canada enjoys today, had it not been der(...)

Forty-one of the British army names on the Remembrance Wall at Glasnevin are those of Irish men: Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Prior to the unveiling of the Remembrance Wall in Glasnevin Cemetery, some groups were campaigning against the inclusion of military and police names.(...)

Dublin City Council had offered to remove the controversial banner at College Green, but councillors failed to  meet deadline for vote on issue

Dublin City Council has offered to immediately remove a controversial banner featuring Henry Grattan, Daniel O’Connell, Charles Stewart Parnell and J(...)

 The funeral of dissident republican Vinnie Ryan , at Donaghmede , Co. Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Let me rain on the parade. As the planes roared over the Liffey’s swell and the bands played and the soldiers marched along O’Connell Street I recalle(...)