Patrick Mason (c), with the writers of Signatories: Thomas Kilroy, Frank McGuinness, Rachel Fehily, Marina Carr, Joe O’Connor and Hugo Hamilton. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Kilmainham Gaol, Dublin ***** This production’s public birth was on the exact weekend of the Rising centenary, in the same chilling gaol where many (...)

Waterside cottages, lakeside lodges and enchanting bubble domes  make Finn Lough a wonderland.

LAKESIDE SANCTUARIES Finn Lough, Co Fermanagh: Waterside cottages, lakeside lodges and enchanting bubble domes (below) make Finn Lough a wonderland(...)

Minister for Arts Heather Humphreys with the Edward Laurence Keegan medal, which she unveiled with ‘Irish Times’ managing director Liam Kavanagh and Keegan’s grandsons Ian Gourley (l) and Tony Keegan (r). Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Irish Times has bought at auction the 1916 medal of a former employee, Edward Laurence Keegan, who was dismissed from his job in 1916 after parti(...)

Sibéal Davitt. Photograph: Luca Truffarelli

Commemorative art is usually fixed and inert: solid monuments providing a frozen history lesson for future generations. A performance has a shorter(...)

Iseult Ní Chuláin and Ruadhán Ó Culáin,  great-great-great grandchildren of James Connolly. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Actor Alan Rickman was better as Snape, a wizard in Harry Potter, than he was as Éamon de Valera in Michael Collins, according to the children in a Ga(...)

Art from Rita Duffy’s exhibition The Souvenir Shop

Visiting Rita Duffy in her studio, the Old Courthouse in Ballyconnell, Co Cavan, I am greeted by the artist, in her paint-spattered apron, with a dim(...)

The first word in the Irish name for the Easter Rising is mispelled with the word ‘Éirí’ appearing with the síneadh fada placed incorrectly in the text and reading ‘Eírí’. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Glasnevin Cemetery is to correct an error on the “Remembrance Wall” listing the dead of 1916 after misspelling the Irish wording on the monument. The(...)

The 1916 story shows us that men and women who can make astonishing things happen can also vary astonishingly in their own personal characteristics. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

Homoerotic tendencies, baby talk and poetry are not generally considered to be attributes of the tough guy, “real man” persona with which males have (...)

 The funeral of dissident republican Vinnie Ryan , at Donaghmede , Co. Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Let me rain on the parade. As the planes roared over the Liffey’s swell and the bands played and the soldiers marched along O’Connell Street I recalle(...)

‘Awakening’ on the main stage of the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre. Photograph: Conor McCabe

RTÉ’s Centenary programme has been met with general acclaim following last night’s broadcast. The hour-and-a-half long show filmed live from the Bórd(...)