A “prosaic red brick home looking out to the Dublin hills”, is how historian Jim Ring, author of Childers’ biography, described number 12 Bushy Par(...)

Above,  Michael Collins  in London for the treaty negotiations  in December 1921. Photograph:  Topical Press Agency/Getty Images

Michael Collins was many things, but he was no trailblazing feminist. However, judging by the speech delivered at Beal na Blá last weekend by the Mini(...)

A panel discussion with Roy Foster, Louise Ryan, Maurice Walsh and Diarmaid Ferriter takes place at the London Irish Centre on September 2nd.

In his political memoir, Conduct Unbecoming, founder of the now defunct Progressive Democrats Des O’Malley churns out a familiar myth still prevalent (...)

Michael Collins, who was sent to Frongoch in Wales following the 1916 Easter Rising. Photograph: Hulton Archive

President Michael D Higgins has been invited to the Welsh village of Frongoch next year to mark the centenary of the Easter Rising. Frongoch, which(...)

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald told The Irish Times: “There is no difference in fact when you look at what the Chief Constable said and what the Garda Commissioner and the Independent Monitoring Committee said in terms of the very changed situation regarding the Provisional IRA.” File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald has moved to play down any suggestion of a difference between the PSNI and the Garda in their assessment of an(...)

“Fine Gael has always stood for the rule of law, believing that with rights come responsibility - the solemn responsibility of all Irish men and women to respect and adhere to those same laws.” - Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Fine Gael must never cease in challenging the propaganda that suggests violent protest is virtuous and effective, Minister for Justice Frances Fitzger(...)

Although slightly off the beaten path, ‘First Editions’ is really worth a visit and the contents of the shop will delight book lovers of all types and ages. Photograph: Declan Clancy

Who collects books these days? “Mostly men in their 50s and upwards,” according to Allan Gregory the proprietor of ‘First Editions’ who specialises in(...)

‘On Monday, the Government will discontinue this scheme, and with it, one of the most amusing Irish websites, www.heritagecertificate.com’

If you want a certificate of Irish heritage, you had better get a move on. On Monday, the Government will discontinue this scheme, and with it, one of(...)

The Road Beside The River by Jack B Yeats goes to auction at Christie’s

Auction Results Monday (July 6th) Mullen’s Laurel Park, Woodbrook, Bray, Co Wicklow. An ebonised, brass-inlaid and red-tortoiseshell-inlaid(...)

Michael Collins, an oil-on-board painting by Noel Murphy, is estimated at €8,000-€10,000

Michael Collins has long been a popular subject for Irish artists and portraits of the key figure in 20th-century Irish history always attract interes(...)