Éamon de Valera with Winston Churchill in September 1953. Photograph: Royal Irish Academy

When Winston Churchill died 50 years ago, President Éamon de Valera paid tribute to him as a great Englishman but could not forebear from describing h(...)

Silk Rhodes: Silk Rhodes

Sasha Desree and Michael Collins know what it takes to make modern soul music zing. The debut album from the Baltimore singer and producer(...)

Triumphant: Ryan Tubridy. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

As Irish radio personalities enjoy some post-Christmas downtime and look back on 2014, one presenter in particular might enjoy dusting off a copy of A(...)

Minister for the Arts Heather Humphreys: “The arts must benefit as the economy continues to improve.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne/Irish Times

Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht Heather Humphreys has announced €2 million in extra funds for the Arts Council next year, to finance (...)

Richard Boyd Barrett  was in full flight, hands waving, voice hoarse from addressing the rally the previous day. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

People Before Profit Alliance TD Richard Boyd Barrett seemed ready to attribute superhuman powers of observation to the media in the Dáil.And then he (...)

Pádraic Ó Conaire: a complex, subtle and far from crudely heroic response to 1916

If anyone was to produce a propagandistic fictional account of the effects of the 1916 Rising, Pádraic Ó Conaire might have seemed a likely candida(...)

Maureen O’Sullivan: “There is a new drug on the streets now called ice, and it’s ravaging communities. The people working to help addicts and their families need more resources, not fewer.” Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Sit-in bumps Maureen O’Sullivan off the agenda When Mary Lou McDonald threw Gerry’s teddy bears out of the Sinn Féin pram on Thursday, she did no favo(...)

Michael Collins. In December 1920, when the Irish Independent published a letter from Collins addressed to the Irish people, a party of Auxiliaries raided the paper’s premises. Photograph: Hulton Archive

During the War of Independence, newspapers were the targets of intimidation and violence from both the crown forces and the IRA.The crown forces, prim(...)

A log from 1916 kept by Dublin Fire Brigade’s ambulance service which recorded the first fatalities and injuries of the Rising was bought by an unnamed ‘institutional archive’

Collectors of Irish historical memorabilia were out in force – in person and online – at Whyte’s auction last Saturday, where 84 per cent of the 50(...)

Comments by Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams in New York recently about holding an editor at gunpoint have come in for widespread criticism. Photograph: The Irish Times

Bodies representing newspapers and editors across the world have joined organisations such as the National Union of Journalists and the National Newsp(...)