Taoiseach Enda Kenny at yesterday’s book launch

Suzanne Lynch Ireland and Belgium have a “powerful and historic relationship” stretching back centuries, Taoiseach Enda Kenny said yesterday as he lau(...)

Do you see your grandfather or grandmother in this photograph? A total of 63 individuals have been individually numbered in the hope that they might be identified by the public. About 12 have been identified. <a href="http://www.glasnevintrust.ie/visit-glasnevin/news/the-fools-the-fools-the-fools/ODonovanRossa_PaintByNumbers.pdf"> Photograph: </a> courtesy of Glasnevin Trust.

An appeal has been issued to the public for help in identifying members of the cortege in an historic photograph of the funeral of Fenian leader O’(...)

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 (...)

I had thought I had heard it all. I really believed there was little more to know about the human condition, certainly nothing that would shock me to (...)

The Air Corps fly past the Millennium Spire during the 1916 Easter Sunday Commemoration Ceremony at the GPO in Dublin  last year. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times.

The Spire opposite the GPO on Dublin’s O’Connell Street should be renamed An Claidheamh Soluis (The Sword of Light) in honour of the leaders of the Ea(...)

A store star is born: Conor Pope goes to work in Arnotts for the day. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Bringing an infamous sex offender to the table on the first day of a new job seems like a bad idea, so I lie to my fellow recruits around the table(...)

Professor Ronan Fanning said ‘British failures were responsible for violence and the triumph of violence in Ireland’. Photograph : Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

Veteran historian Professor Ronan Fanning has said violence worked in Ireland during the revolutionary period because of the “pusillanimous and inept (...)

Rare footage of Pádraig Pearse has been obtained from British Pathé. Photograph: National Archives of Ireland 0:44

Footage of Padraig Pearse’s famous oration at the graveside of O’Donovan Rossa will be shown in a new film about the revolutionary period to be launch(...)

 The photograph was taken by a Second Lieutenant Milligan of the Royal Irish Rifles at the very north end of O’Connell Street, probably with his back to the Parnell monument. All the men are facing into Parnell Street, and on their left is Cavendish Row. On the large building, “National Bank Ltd”, which was No. 165 Parnell Street, can be made out.

Of all the executions carried out during the 1916 Easter Rising, none raised as much public anger then or since as the execution of James Connolly. Co(...)

 Pádraig Pearse: he may have whistled but he most definitely did not say farewell to his wife in the moments before his execution.  Photograph:  National Archives of Ireland

There are so few diaries from the Easter Rising that, even almost a century later, words as sparse and dry as those of Sgt Maj Samuel Lomas stand out(...)