Dr Eamon de Valera (left) with Maj Vivian de Valera and editor Tim Pat Coogan reading the 50th anniversary edition of the ‘Irish Press’ at Burgh Quay. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times 11:46

1919-1921: Over $5.1 million (or $68 million in today’s money) is raised in a bond drive in the US to support the fledgling Irish state.1927: Éamon de(...)

 Tim Pat Coogan and Adhamhnán Ó Súilleabháin, at the launch of the latter’s new book, Domhnall Ua Buachalla: Rebellious Nationalist, Reluctant Governor. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

A new book reflecting on the life of nationalist and politician Domhnall Ua Buachalla has been launched by writer Tim Pat Coogan. The biography Domhna(...)

Much of what has been said and written about Seán McCann since his death last week at the age of 85 has concentrated on his writing. First he was a jo(...)

Colm Rapple, who has died aged 74, became – after a many-faceted youth – a journalist’s journalist, a lodestone for many in the craft who learned t(...)

“You really would have to be talking about making jokes about Belsen and Auschwitz and the gas chambers to make it an equivocal thing in our lifetime,” said Famine historian and author Tim Pat Coogan in response to the proposed sitcom. Photograph: The Irish Times

Plans to develop a sitcom about the Irish historical tragedy of the Great Famine have drawn the ire of media commentators, politicians and led to an o(...)

Jimmy Deenihan: time is of the essence. Photograph: Dave Meehan

The bookshelves of Jimmy Deenihan’s new office in the Department of the Taoiseach are still empty, but on the desk of the country’s first Minister of (...)

Claudia Bradley, sister of the late Josephine Bradley who was killed in the Talbot Street bombing, attends the Justice for the Forgotten wreath-laying ceremony to mark the 40th Anniversary of the Dublin and Monaghan bombings. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times.

The Government is seeking access to documents surrounding the Dublin and Monaghan bombings, Taoiseach Enda Kenny said today at a ceremony to mark t(...)

The late Paddy Barron

Paddy Barron, who has died in Dublin aged 81, was a brilliant photographer who won widespread acclaim for his achievements – first in newspaper journa(...)