Seán MacBride; A co-founder of Amnesty International he voted yes to the Eighth Amendment, and wrote an influential newspaper article two days before the Referendum.

Keep on saying something long enough and it becomes the truth? Is that how human rights now operate? The Irish arm of Amnesty International says that (...)

John MacBride, Anne MacBride and Dan MacBride pictured at the Garden of Remembrance, Dublin. Photograph: Ronan McGreevy

The centenary of the Easter Rising has led to the largest ever gathering of the MacBride clan. Major John McBride was one of the 16 leaders of the E(...)

Sinn Féin party whip, Aengus Ó Snodaigh TD with Louise O’Reilly TD present Sinn Féin’s submission on political reform to the All-Party Oireachtas Committee at Leinster House. Photograph: RollingNews.ie

Sinn Féin has said it will press for the introduction of universal voting rights in the new Seanad, which will be elected next month. Aengus Ó Snoda(...)

Villa Spada houses the Irish Embassy to the Vatican which was closed as a cost-cutting measure in 2011 before being reopened in 2014

As someone from a Northern Protestant background happily resident in Dublin, I know there is little or no point in trying to persuade my co-religionis(...)

 Seán MacBride in 1987:   associated with movement for fair employment. Photograph: Paddy Whelan

British concern at the growing success of the Irish-American campaign to persuade US state legislatures to adopt the MacBride Principles on fair emp(...)

Correspondence between French diplomats strongly suggests the complete remains of WB Yeats were not returned. Photograph: Getty Images

The French diplomat who was dispatched to Roquebrune-Cap-Martin to locate the remains of William Butler Yeats nine years after the poet’s death report(...)

Maud Gonne MacBride with her son Sean MacBride (right) and grandson Tiernan look over ‘an album of photos of Troubled Times in Ireland’

We’re so used to hearing about the beautiful, feisty actress who inspired a thunderbolt of love in WB Yeats that it’s almost impossible to imagine the(...)

Almost three quarters of a century after being sent to the gallows for a murder he had nothing to do with, Tipperary man Harry Gleeson (above) is to become the first recipient of a posthumous pardon from the State

The full and final exoneration of Harry Gleeson has been a long time coming. On the morning of November 22nd, 1940, he discovered the body of Moll Car(...)

A man has had his drink driving charge dismissed because he was handcuffed by a garda when arrested. File photograph: John Giles/PA Wire

A man has had his drink driving charge dismissed because he was handcuffed by a garda when arrested.Monaghan District Court heard the man had been ful(...)

A ruling that may have significant implications for speeding cases has been taken at Monaghan District Court. Getty Images

Patsy McArdle A ruling that may have significant implications for speeding cases has been taken at Monaghan District Court. Judge Seán MacBride dismis(...)