Jeremiah O’Donovan Rossa, one of the leaders of the Fenian movement, photographed shortly before  his death. Photograph: Getty Image.

The leaders of the Easter Rising including Padraig Pearse, Thomas Clarke and Thomas McDonagh were closely monitored in the run up to the Jeremiah O’Do(...)

 Jeremiah O’Donovan Rossa in New York in January 1911. Photograph: Topical Press Agency/Getty Images

The funeral of Fenian leader Jeremiah O’Donovan Rossa in August 1915 was a rehearsal for the 1916 Easter Rising and was a triumph of theatre for radic(...)

Edmund Spenser’s very rare The Faerie Queene, published in London in 1596, which collector Tony Sweeney    described as “the most majestic English language allegorical poem to be written in this country”, is   estimated at €3,000-€5,000

Collectors of rare books, from Ireland and overseas, will be among the bidders at Adam’s in St Stephen’s Green when a collection of “books, broadsides(...)

A 24-year-old woman, who claimed she suffered injuries after slipping and falling on broken eggs in a Dublin supermarket, has lost a €38,000 damages c(...)

Wayne Rooney has been accused of diving to win the penalty he slotted to give Manchester united a 3-1 win in the FA Cup against Preston North End at Deepdale. (Photograph: Reuters/Carl Recine)

Wayne Rooney was at the centre of a diving controversy as Manchester United came from behind to beat Preston North End and set up an FA Cup quarter-fi(...)

A judge has thrown out a legal bid by the HSE to have a medical supplies company lift its €69,000 damages bill for an accident that injured a nurse in the Midland Regional Hospital, Mullingar, 14 years ago.

A judge has thrown out a legal bid by the HSE to have a medical supplies company lift its €69,000 damages bill for an accident that injured a nurse in(...)

In 1909 the veteran Fenian Tom Clarke, later to be executed for his part in the 1916 Rising, praised in one of his letters “a splendid set of young fe(...)

Sean MacDermott

The five sisters of executed Easter Rising leader Seán Mac Diarmada all received pensions after his death, the military pensions archives reveal. Ma(...)

Former British prime minister Gordon Brown: “We are not being asked to decide if Scotland is a nation – it will still be a nation on September 19th.” Photograph: Reuters/Russell Cheyne

Gordon Brown’s latest book, My Scotland, Our Britain: a Future Worth Sharing, was piled high at the back of the hall in Coatbridge High School ready f(...)

Michael Collins and Harry Boland play hurling at Croke Park on the day of a Leinster Hurling final - an image published in September 1921. Photograph: Piaras Béaslaí Collection/NLI 1:11

Thousands of digitised images, including dozens relating to historical figures like the Duke of Wellington, Daniel O’Connell and Charles Stewar(...)