The first emergency auxilliary hospital was set up by Dr Ella Webb at 40 Merrion Square.

The St John Ambulance Brigade was founded by Dr John Lumsden, chief medical officer of the Guinness Brewery in 1903. Lumsden identified the need to h(...)

Tree surgeon Stephen Buchanan working on trees near Maynooth , Co KildarePhotograph: Eric Luke/ The Irish Times

Stephen Buchanan was about five years old when he first saw a tree being felled. It was in the family’s garden in Castleknock when Dutch elm struck(...)

Test of time: the ravaged interior of the Iveagh Markets on Dublin’s Francis Street. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Iveagh Markets are one of the most striking historic landmarks in the Liberties area of Dublin. The markets were commissioned by Edward Cecil Guin(...)

More than 60 benefactors of Trinity College Dublin have ben honoured in  the university’s  dining hall. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Beneath the ceiling of Trinity College Dublin’s grand dining hall the names have been embossed of some 400 years of benefactors ranging from 16th cent(...)