A protest against Boko Haram, which caused outrage by abducting dozens of schoolgirls in Nigeria and threatening them with forced conversion to Islam

Education has always been a major battle ground for religions. For centuries, the Catholic Church used classrooms as a means of spreading the faith(...)

 Micheál Martin laying a  wreath at the Fianna Fáil Easter Rising commemoration at Arbour Hill, Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke

The Fianna Fáil leader has criticised the Irish and British governments for failing to use the close relations between the two co(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has accused the Government of taking “a highly partisan” approach to Ireland’s past. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times.

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has accused the Government of taking “a highly partisan” approach to Ireland’s past. “It has embraced a(...)

Mary Moynihan: “It’s a dark play but there’s life and joy there too.”

Mary Moynihan is director of Uprising , a play about the loyalist flags protests, the Troubl(...)

John Ruddy and Nick O’Connell make a loud song and dance out of the 1916 Rising at Powerscourt Theatre
Review: The Rising

The Rising Powerscourt Theatre ****If every lesson in(...)

The countermand was issued by Eoin MacNeill, commander of the Irish Volunteers, in a last-minute attempt to cancel a mobilisation planned for Easter Sunday 1916.

“Volunteers completely deceived. All orders for tomorrow Sunday are completely ca(...)

Members of Southall Shamrocks, a multi-racial GAA team from London, with their teachers outside the GPO in Dublin yesterday, where they took the 1916 tour. Photograph: Dave Meehan

In Dublin’s GPO yesterday evening it was a history lesson like few others for the group of London teenagers. “There wer(...)

When  Gerry Adams was pressed  to explain how he would make up for the funding shortfall created by his putative abolition of residential property tax, he reluctantly offered up the prospect of a wealth tax

The links between Irish republicans and Germany have always been controversial, to say the least. But not since Pádraig Pearse made reference to our g(...)

Liam Keogh (95) is one of the last surviving children of Easter Rising veterans and has kept his father’s copybook for more than 50 years. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

The release of the Military Service Pensions Collection will awaken many folk memories for those whose relatives were involved in the Easter Rising(...)

Michael Mallin, who was executed, and Countess Markievicz being escorted away by government troops. Photograph: Courtesy of National Museum of Ireland

The only eyewitness account of the burials of the executed leaders of the 1916 Easter Rising has been made public for the first time. Fiftee(...)