Fianna Fáil’s Éamon Ó Cuív has accused Sinn Féin of running a parallel programme of commemorations for Easter Rising 2016.

Éamon Ó Cuív has accused Sinn Féin of attempting to run a parallel programme to the State programme of commemorations for Easter Rising 2016. Sinn (...)

Jeremiah O’Donovan Rossa, one of the leaders of the Fenian movement, photographed shortly before  his death. Photograph: Getty Image.

The leaders of the Easter Rising including Padraig Pearse, Thomas Clarke and Thomas McDonagh were closely monitored in the run up to the Jeremiah O’Do(...)

Ryan Tubridy in 2005 when he started his 9am RTÉ Radio 1 slot. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times.

Ryan Tubridy is to rejoin RTÉ Radio 1 after a five-year break. Tubridy will take over the 9am slot that he held for several years before departing to(...)

Punters at the Galway Races attempt to take shelter from the rain. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The month of July is not yet over, yet it is already shaping up to be one of the most miserable in recent years. Some of the parts of the country hav(...)

Sheila O’Leary, aged 93, in Dublin: ‘My father didn’t talk much about 1916. He talked more about the Boer War.’ 5:08

Sheila O’Leary is one of the few people, and probably the only one left alive, whose parents were both in the GPO during Easter 1916. Her father, Tho(...)

The funeral of Larry and Martina Hayes leaves  the Church of St Peter & Pauls, Athlone for the cemetary. Photograph: Collins

The murderous ideology of Islamic State visited Athlone in a visceral way, the mourners at the funerals of Larry (Lonnie) and Martina Hayes, who died(...)

Teenagers jump into the sea at the Forty Foot in Dublin during a spell of good weather in June. Photograph: Stephen Collins/Collins Photos

Dublin had its driest June for 40 years, according to Met Éireann’s latest weather forecast. The station at the Phoenix Park recorded just 11.5mms o(...)

 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(...)

A major US tour operator has become among the first to create a romantic Irish tour for the LGBT market following the passage of the marriage equality(...)

Eoghan Plunkett with his sister Siobhán and mother Mary Plunkett nee MacCarthy

Eoghan Plunkett is Republican royalty, if one can forgive the obvious contradiction in terms. His uncle was Joseph Mary Plunkett, a signatory of th(...)