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(...)

Aurel Sercu believes that the remains in John Condon’s grave in Poelcapelle cemetery belong to Irish-born rifleman Patrick Fitzsimmons. Photograph: Wernervc/Wikimedia Commons

There is no first World War grave more visited or more controversial than that of the “boy soldier” from Waterford city Pte John Condon. Condon was w(...)

The military pensions archives  provide a definitive answer to the question which has been the butt of many jokes over the generations - how many were in the GPO during Easter Week? The answer is 508.  File photograph: Hulton Archive/Getty Images

After almost 100 years we may at last have the definitive answer to an age-old question - how many were “out” in 1916? The figure is 2,558 involved o(...)

 The funeral of Eimear Walsh, one of the victims of the Berkeley balcony collapse, at the Church of Our Lady of Perpetual Succour, Foxrock, Co Dublin on June 23rd, 2015. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The father of Eimear Walsh (21) spoke of the terrible feelings of helplessness when he and his family heard the news that his daughter was critically (...)

The hearse carrying the coffin of  Eimear Walsh, one of the victim’s of the Berkeley balcony collapse, arrives at the Church of Our Lady of Perpetual Succour, in Foxrock, Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Hundreds of mourners at the funeral of Eimear Walsh (21) were told that she was “beautiful person” and a “wonderful daughter and sister”. Her father (...)

The remains of Olivia Burke are taken from Dublin Airport. The first funerals in Dublin of victims of the Berkeley balcony disaster will take place this morning.  Photograph: Eric Luke.

The first funerals in Dublin of victims of the Berkeley balcony disaster will take place this morning. Eoghan Culligan’s funeral will be held at 11(...)