Jeremiah O’Donovan Rossa in New York in January 1911. Photograph: Topical Press Agency/Getty Images

The funeral of Fenian leader Jeremiah O’Donovan Rossa in August 1915 was a rehearsal for the 1916 Easter Rising and was a triumph of theatre for radic(...)

Jeremiah O’Donovan Rossa, one of the leaders of the Fenian movement, died in New York in 1915. File photograph: Topical Press Agency/Getty Images

The legacy of Fenian, Jeremiah O’Donovan Rossa and his influence on Irish nationalism is to be examined at a history conference in his native west Cor(...)

Today   international visitors pour from tourist coaches to   queue for the Library of Trinity College to see the Gospels in the form of the Book of Kells.

J B Phillips, one of the great Bible translators of the 20th century, once remarked: “Men and women who would be deeply ashamed of having their ignora(...)

 Jeremiah O’Donovan Rossa near the end of his life. He died  in Staten Island in New York in 1915.   Photo by Topical Press Agency/Getty Images

The centenary of the death of Fenian Jeremiah O’Donovan Rossa is to be marked in his home town of Skibbereen in west Cork by re-enacting a famous tor(...)

Easter Rising: Niamh McCann (right) plays Julia Grennan, a Dublin furrier whose partner, a Cuman na mBan member and nurse named Elizabeth O’Farrell (played by Bairbre Ní hAodha), delivered Pádraig Pearse’s letter of surrender to Gen William Lowe in 1916. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Niamhh McCann has probably featured in the backgrounds of more than a few selfies this week. She’s on the streets of the capital, re-creating life at (...)

The Easter Rising began on Easter Monday – April 24th – 1916. The rebel leader Pádraig Pearse agreed to an unconditional surrender on Saturday, Apr(...)

Denis O’Brien: now has to contend with a boycott of his Topaz chain of petrol stations.  Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / The Irish Times

As if he hasn’t already got enough on his plate with the Sitserv/IBRC controversy, Denis O’Brien now has to contend with a boycott of his Topaz chain (...)

President Michael D Higgins: ‘The global Irish family is a unique and extraordinary body of people which I deeply value.’ Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

President Michael D Higgins and his wife Sabina held a reception last night at Áras an Uachtaráin for almost 200 people working with Irish communit(...)

Screenshot from the National Archives web site detailing the extent of surveillance on the leaders of the Easter Rising.

Secret police files detailing the extent of surveillance on the leaders of the Easter Rising have been made available to the public for the first time(...)

A monument commemorating three Irish patriots, including Michael Collins (above), is to be unveiled next month in the West Cork parish of Rosscarbery. File photograph: Walshe/Getty Images

A monument commemorating three Irish patriots is to be unveiled next month in the West Cork parish where the men were either born or grew up. Rosscarb(...)