Former TD Peadar Clohessy, who has died aged 80, will be remembered for his deep commitment to his native Limerick, but also for the significan(...)

View of Sing Sing, a vault at Kilquane Cemetery, Knockraha, Co Cork, used by the IRA for holding prisoners during the War of Independence. Photograph:  Gerard Murphy

A controversial thesis that the killing of some 13 Protestants by members of the IRA in West Cork in April 1922 during the truce was sectarian has bee(...)

Inside the GPO, Easter Week 1916. Photograph: Defence Forces Military Archives.

The myriad of personal stories contained in the Military Service Pensions Collection will open a new window on the 1916 to 1923 period in Irish histor(...)

Daunting tasks: Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore (left) and  Taoiseach Enda Kenny. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

For all its success in the achievement of a smooth bailout exit, the Government faces a daunting task in 2014 as it seeks to establish durable access (...)

The Menin Gate memorial in Ypres, Belgium includes the names of thousands of Irish war dead. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Those who tuned into ITV’s Champion’s League coverage on Tuesday night to catch a glimpse of the new Republic of Ireland management team could not fai(...)

David Nicholson, who has died aged 80, was the doyen of one of Cork’s old merchant prince families. A successful businessman, he built up Woodford Bou(...)

Conor Cooney: ‘We gave a poor account of ourselves in most of our matches. We just have to reflect on the year’s hurling and see if we can improve for next year’. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Even as the GAA managerial merry-go-round still spins less and less seats are available; Brian Cuthbert’s appointment in Cork, to replace Conor Counih(...)

Dinny McGinley:  came under attack from Fianna Fáil TD Barry Cowen. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

It has been an inevitably tetchy beginning to the new Dáil term.Nerves were frayed at times yesterday. Even the normally mild-mannered Minister of Sta(...)

TDs and Senators run up €1,500 bar tab on ‘Lapgate’ night

TDs and Senators took full advantage of the Dáil bar’s liberal opening hours during the all-night debate on the abortion legislation, running up a bar(...)

There are times when men and women must be treated differently. These days sexism seems to be in the news more often than usual. A woman got €45,000 f(...)