General John Maxwell presided over the secret military tribunals which ordered the execution of the 15 leaders of the Easter Rising and changed the course of Irish history.

General John Maxwell, the man who is widely blamed for the execution of the leaders of the 1916 Rising, was an instrument and not author of British po(...)

Audrey Hepburn: In 1981, she wrote a letter to Fidelma Hepburn, her father’s widow

An agonising letter from the actress Audrey Hepburn to her Irish stepmother in Dublin is to go for auction later this month. The letter was sent in Ap(...)

The Electric Picnic festival capacity could be increased to 47,000, its promoter has said.

The Electric Picnic festival capacity could be increased to 47,000, its promoter has said. Promoter Melvin Benn of Festival Republic said he is lookin(...)

Robert Wilson visits the grave of his brother Matthew Wilson who was executed by the Germans in 1915.

The retreat from Mons was an epic of endurance for the British Expeditionary Force (BEF). In their first encounter with the Germans at the Battle o(...)

Conal Henry chief executive of Enet: “It effectively means that the broadband service on offer is unlimited. A business should never have to worry about broadband capacity again.” Photograph: Matt Kavanagh/Irish Times

The European Investment Bank (EIB) is to providing €12 million to bring broadband to small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in rural towns and villages. (...)

A north of England council has been asked to fly the Tricolour to mark the Easter Rising centenery next year. Photograph: Ed Pritchard/Getty

A council in the north of England has been asked to consider flying the Tricolour to mark the centenary of the Easter Rising next year. The request c(...)

Graham Coxon, Alex James, Damon Albarn and Dave Rowntree at the Golden Phoenix restaurant, in Chinatown, London, after announcing their new album. Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Blur have announced that they will release their first album together in 16 years next month. The band made the surprise announcement on their Faceboo(...)

Maurice Byrne and Gay Byrne, both of whose fathers served in the first World War, at the Guinness first World War exhibition at the Ireland Funds Gallery in the Little Museum of Dublin. Gay Byrne opened the exhibition, which is in place for six weeks. Photograph: Jason Clarke

An exhibition relating to Guinness and the first World War was “entirely unique because it is the story of a war seen through the eyes of individual (...)

     Two men were found in possession of heroin with a street value of €20,000 yeserday evening.Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Two men were found in possession of heroin with a street value of €20,000 yeserday evening. The men were stopped and searched on Store Street with a q(...)

.Pictured at a public talk and debate in Trinity College Dublin titled After Charlie Hebdo: A Public Forum on Religion, Freedom and Human Rights was from left to right: Prof. John Horne, School of Histories and Humanities TCD, Prof. Roja Fazaeli, Deptartment of Near Middle Eastern Studies TCD, Juergen Barkhoff, Director of Trininty Long Room Hub Arts and Humanities Institute and Prof. Neville Cox, School of Law TCD.Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Some of the cartoons published in Charlie Hebdo and the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten “made the unmistakable statement that the religion created by(...)