Lissadell House in Co Sligo

Sligo County Council has withdrawn an objection made to An Bórd Pleanála over the erection of a boundary fence at Lissadell House and Demense in a mov(...)

WB Yeats circa 1933. Photographs: Library of Congress

William Butler Yeats died 75 years ago today at 2.30pm in a small upstairs room at the Hôtel Idéal Séjour in Roquebrune Cap Martin. The room had a wro(...)

Standing proud with medals of service lined across their chests, 11 members of the 37th Irish Army cadet class paid tribute to president John F Kenned(...)

Photograph: George Grantham Bain Collection/Library of Congress

At a conference in the US I heard the keynote speaker quote William Butler Yeats: “Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.(...)

’The weakest institution by far under the Constitution has been the Seanad.’ Photograph: Alan Betson

In his 1943 memoir of William Butler Yeats, Oliver St John Gogarty, himself a former member of the Senate of the Irish Free State, wrote in relation t(...)

September 1913

September 1913, or Romance in Ireland as it was originally titled, was first published in this newspaper a century ago tomorrow. It is meditati(...)

Fintan O’Toole and Gordon D’Arcy by a granite boulder during their walk along the Flaggy Shore near New Quay, Co Clare. Photograph: Eamon Ward

Along the Flaggy Shore, exotic tropical corals are in bloom. You can bend down and examine their beautiful branchings and minute elaborations. For, ev(...)

Orson Welles with Sir Laurence Olivier in the green room of the Gaiety Theatre in Dublin, where Welles was playing Falstaff in Chimes at Midnight, on March 8th, 1960. Photograph: Jack McManus

Actor Spencer Tracy was “one of those bitchy Irishmen” and mean because 700 years of bitter oppression changed the character of the Irish and gave the(...)

Seamus Heaney at the Centre Culturel Irlandais in Paris. Photograph: Des Harris/The Picture Desk

Irish, Americans, British and French . . . some braved rain and a rail strike to queue outside the Irish College for up to two hours for Seamus Heaney(...)

Listening to Nelson Mandela addressing the Dáil  were the Ceann Comhairle, Mr Seán Treacy (top left), and (on right) the Taoiseach, Mr Haughey, and members of his cabinet. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

02 July, 1990 The Taoiseach, (Deputy Haughey), the Leader of the Fine Gael Party (Deputy Dukes), the Leader of the Progressive Democrats (Deput(...)