People gather for the Easter Rising centenary commemorations  in Smithfield, Dublin. File photograph: Maxwells/PA Wire

There is at times a reluctance among us Irish to be seen to say a public thank you to or congratulate those responsible for a job well done. To engage(...)

Ireland’s ambassador to Britain, Dan Mulhall: he and Cambridge history professor Eugenio Biagini have revisited Conor Cruise O’Brien’s 1960 book The Shaping of Modern Ireland  with The Shaping of Modern Ireland – A Centenary Assessment

Over three days last week at Churchill College, Cambridge, historians from around the world discussed the Easter Rising in the context of the revoluti(...)

Former IRA man Brendan Hughes, in Long Kesh prison with Gerry Adams. Hughes featured in the oral history project. Photograph: Alan Lewis/Photopress

Boston College in the US is to hand back the tapes which formed part of its Belfast Project to those interviewed for it. The decision follows the arre(...)

Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams said the old guard which is against change cannot be allowed to deny any of the people from our entitlement to a rights-based, citizen-centred society as set out in the Good Friday Agreement.

“Chuaigh mé fhéin chuig an bheairic in Aontroim.Mar sin níl mé ag gearán faoi sin. Ach bhí rogha ag na péas.Ní raibh mé ag lorg príbhléid speisialta a(...)