An image of Sackville Street (now O’Connell St) and the River Liffey at Eden Quay. Photograph: PA/PA Wire

A blow delivered against the British imperialist bourgeoisie in Ireland is a hundred times more significant than a blow of equal weight in Africa or A(...)

Next week brings St Patrick’s Tide with its ever increasing range of activities. For the first time both archbishops of Dublin will take part in the B(...)

Roger Casement: had unsuccessfully attempted to raise an Irish Brigade in 1915.

March 11th, 1916 The fate of the Irish prisoners at Limburg was exercising the attentions of the central advisory committee of the Royal Dublin Fusili(...)

John Redmond: his niece, Dame Teresa, had been a nun in the convent in Ypres from which 14 Benedictine nuns had to flee.

March 3rd, 1916 The daughter of the managing director of The Irish Times was married with much pomp and circumstance in London. Victoria Arnott was(...)

Cork City after it was burnt in 1920 by the Black and Tans. “On the British side some form of military struggle was inevitable before Irish demands would be taken seriously.” National Photographic Archive (Hogan Wilson Images)

Critics of the Easter 1916 Rising, including Patsy McGarry (Rite & Reason, January 5th), condemn the wrong conflict. It was the the Civil War, not(...)

Former taoiseach Liam Cosgrave: his government followed the British lead in the 1970s. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

They might say a week is a long time in politics, but 20 years is surely a mere blink of an eye when it comes to history. The tradition of historians (...)

Jonathan Bardon: many authors, while (rightly) concerned to be scholarly, do not seem to put themselves out to be lucid, lively and just plain readable

Historian Jonathan Bardon’s works include A History of Ulster (Blackstaff Press, 1992); Belfast: A Century (Blackstaff Press, 1999); Beyond the Stu(...)

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(...)

Cumann na mBan member Margaret Skinnider, who was shot and injured during the Easter Rising. She was one of over 200 members of Cumann na mBan whose applications are contained in the archive.The files outline the women’s injuries, the risks they took and their heavy involvement in military action during the 1916 Rising and and the Civil War.

The Minister with responsibility for the Easter Rising commemorations has said Irish people “should not be afraid to celebrate how far we have come” a(...)

 Minister for Finance, Michael Noonan: Conceded that the Government never directly asked for debt write-down. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Late on Friday night the Greeks came bearing gifts for Fine Gael. And for once there was little need to beware. For several years now, critics of the (...)