’The sensitive way in which the Government has handled the centenary has been notable.’ Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

As I was standing in the media enclosure close to the GPO on Easter Sunday, looking across at the seated dignitaries, I felt increasingly that unionis(...)

Dominick Chilcott, British Ambassador to Ireland. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

The British ambassador to Dublin Dominick Chilcott said indulging in counterfactual arguments that Irish independence could have been achieved by peac(...)

Paul Howard, the voice behind  Ross O’Carroll-Kelly

The next time you hear a group of schoolchildren talking, take a moment to tune in to their accents. Is it possible to tell what part of Ireland they(...)

Roger Casement: although not named in the article, he was responsible for attempting to recruit into the German Irish Brigade

February 5th, 1916 A Times reporter who interviewed exchanged prisoners of war found that many Irish among them had been induced to join the “German(...)

Aline FitzGerald, general manager of the An Post GPO Witness History visitor attraction and Barney Whelan, director of communications and corporate affairs for An Post, with Malachy McKenna and Niamh Ni Riain, staff members at GPO Witness History.  Photograph: Alan Betson

The GPO Witness History is expected to attract 300,000 visitors a year, An Post has said. Some 20,000 people have already bought prebooked tickets (...)

Fr Kevin Reynolds meeting with parishioners after Mass after he was welcomed back to his ministry in Saint Cuan’s Church in Ahascragh in 2011. It was fortunate for him that DNA testing cleared his name. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy.

It is amazing that commentators are declaring that the publication of allegations against Pat Carey marks a new low in journalism. Does no one remembe(...)

 Chris De Burgh performs during the humanist funeral service for Paolo Tullio at Trinity College Dublin, June 11th, 2015. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Affectionate tributes were paid to the late Paolo Tullio at his funeral service in Trinity College on Thursday. The award-winning chef and restaurant(...)

Re-enactors dressed in British first World War uniforms stage  a parade in Kilkenny city to remember the county’s war dead. Photograph: Ronan McGreevy

It is wrong for the Government to rely on the “hopelessly inaccurate” Irish National War Memorial Records (INWMR) to determine how many Irish died in(...)

British ambassador Dominick Chilcott at the launch of The Irish Country house and The Great War in The National Library. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The Irish and British governments have been as “good as their word” in ensuring the decade of commemorations is marked in a “spirit of historical acc(...)

Bobby Campion (centre) with Jack Moyney’s extended family at the official opening of a first World War museum at Bob’s Bar in Durrow, Co Laois. Photograph: Alan Betson

“Stop writing about the first World War” is how former Irish Times journalist Kevin Myers recalls the advice given to him by the newspaper’s editor, (...)