Ministrer for Justice Frances Fitzgerald and Minister of State Simon Harris , examining the armoured car which transported the wounded Michael Collins from Béal na Bláth at the annual Michael Collins and Arthur Griffith Commemoration, at Glasnevin Cemetary, Dublin, today. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The Defence Forces took part today for the first time in many years at the 92nd annual commemoration in Dublin’s Glassnevin cemetery to honour founde(...)

Europe candidate Marian Harkin celebrates after taking the fourth and final seat in the North West Midlands Constituency. Photograph: Michael Donnelly

Marathon counts are a staple of Irish elections. The complex process of multiple counts, elimination of candidates and distribution of surpluses deman(...)

Martyred lord mayor Terence MacSwiney: the exhibition features material from the revolutionary period in Cork from the establishment of the Irish Volunteers in the city in 1913-14 up to the start of the Civil War

BARRY ROCHE An exhibition telling the story of Cork’s martyred lord mayors, Tomas Mac Curtain and Terence MacSwiney along with their successor, Dona(...)

Catriona Kearney, (right) celebrates with fellow Ireland team members Laura Jane Dunne, Karina Houlihan and Brid Lynch in the 4x50 freestyle relay during the Special Olympics World Games in June 2003. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

MARK HILLIARD and OLIVIA KELLEHERTen years since Ireland hosted some 7,000 Special Olympians, anniversary events around the country have marked the le(...)

The fireworks display at the opening ceremony of the 2003 Special Olympics World Summer Games at Croke Park. Photograph: Alan Betson
Special memories

Tracy Piggott, RTÉ presenterIt was such a magical experience with so much outpouring of goodwill and affection. I remember particularly one event in t(...)

Nora Owen: I was in UCD and it would be many years before I got involved in politics but even then I sensed that President Kennedy's visit would change things in Ireland.
A window of opportunity

My uncle Joe worked for the Revenue Commissioners and his office was on a second floor on O’Connell Street in Dublin. Once we heard Kennedy would be c(...)