The Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht has announced a 12 per cent increase in its budget for 2016, up to €310 million. The Arts Council (...)

Micheál Martin: “It is ironic that the only party with no direct connection to 1916 is the one most likely to try and abuse it for political purposes.” Photograph: The Irish Times

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has accused Sinn Féin of trying to abuse the Easter Rising for narrow political purposes.Launching his party’s comme(...)

Children gather firewood from the remains of buildings destroyed in Dublin in the Easter Rising of 1916. Broadcaster Joe Duffy is to publish a book on children killed during the fighting. File photograph: Central Press/Getty Images

Broadcaster Joe Duffy is to publish a book on the children killed during the Easter Rising. Duffy has been to the forefront in seeking to commemorate (...)

For anybody involved in the Irish-language movement, Domhnall Ó Lubhlaí (above) was revered and respected

Gearóid Ó Conchubhair was watching TV at home last October when news broke that Jimmy Savile had sexually abused scores of underage girls durin(...)