Roger Casement: said in 1913 letter: ‘I only want to be an Irishman’

A historically significant, unpublished letter written by Roger Casement in 1913 – three years before he was hanged for treason – has sold at auction (...)

Roger Casement: said he wanted Ireland to be restored to Europe. Photograph: Getty Images

Roger Casement, who was executed by the British for treason in 1916, predicted his own downfall three years earlier when he wrote: “I fully expect to (...)

 Roger Casement.

A symposium on Roger Casement in London and a three week festival in Washington DC are among the events which have been announced for the internationa(...)

The John F Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington DC, where a three-week festival, Ireland 100: Celebrating a Century of Irish Arts and Culture, will take place next year. Photograph: Getty Images

The lead-up to the centenary of the 1916 Rising presents many opportunities to reflect on the diverse and complex history of this island. And think(...)

Cork priest Fr Tom Duggan who volunteered as a British army chaplain in both World Wars and was awarded the Military Cross for bravery and an OBE by King George VI.

Fr Tom Duggan certainly lived a life less ordinary. He served in the British army in the first World War and ended up as a PoW; became friends with IR(...)

Thomas Kent: was executed by firing squad on May 9th, 1916 after he was found guilty of armed rebellion

Archaeologists have begun preparatory work on a site at Cork Prison where the remains of a man executed after the 1916 Easter Rising are believed to b(...)

Anti-Slavery International director Aidan McQuade was educated at Abbey Christian Brothers’ Grammar School in Newry, a school the late former tánaiste Frank Aiken and former deputy first minister Séamus Mallon both attended.

A South Armagh man with an insatiable appetite for knowledge is at the centre of the campaign to eradicate slavery across the globe. Dr Aidan McQuade (...)

The Letters of 1916 is the first crowd-sourced humanities project to take place in Ireland. This joint initiative between Trinity College Dublin, Mayn(...)

Sheltered from the main part of Sandford Road by a fenced in coppice, the houses on Sandford Terrace, somewhat confusingly also known as Sandford R(...)

Rising to the occasion

The Taoiseach’s launch in Collins Barracks of the commemoration programme for the Rising has set in train a crowded, ambitious year-long schedule to m(...)