A total of 397 homes were at various stages of completion in Dublin in November; of these 229 were apartments. Photograph: David Davies/PA Wire

Almost 400 houses and apartments were under construction in estates across Dublin city towards the end of 2014.A snapshot of residential construction(...)

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Legendary Irish actor Maureen O’Hara has placed her beloved west Cork home on the market for €2.3 million. In 2012 the 94-year-old star of the silv(...)

 “One can’t deny that things are improving, but I see at least another 18 months before we see a sustained level of growth in retail.” Conor Whelan at Eason’s flagship store on O’Connell Street, Dublin.  Photograph: Eric Luke

On a side table of an office on the top floor of Eason & Son, the 127-year-old grand dame of Irish books-to-stationery retailing, is a collection (...)

Overall winner James Curry, a PhD history student,answers a question from the audience at the THREESIS competition final at An Taibhdhearc Theatre in Galway. Looking on are finalists Dr Su-Ming Khoo, a lecturer in the School of Political Science and Sociology, NUIG, and Joanne Kennedy, a PhD student. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy/The Irish Times.

Who won the newspaper cartoon war in 1913? What are “orphaned” public goods? These and other compelling questions were the focus of an unusual contes(...)

Sir, – Vincent Browne’s belated realisation (Opinion, December 4th) that William Martin Murphy was the real victor of 1913 is to be welcomed. So is hi(...)

Pianist Conor Linehan, director Jimmy Fay and choreographer Colin Dunne take a fresh look at the 1913 Lockout in a new production at the Abbey Theatre. Photograph: Eric Luke

It’s easy to be sentimental – or cynical – about such concepts as solidarity and brotherhood. It’s not so easy to bring them to life. The Abbey Theatr(...)

It was William Martin Murphy who emerged as the real victor of the revolutionary Ireland of 100 years ago. Not Patrick Pearse, James Connolly, James L(...)

Michael Mallin and Countess Markievicz being arrested in 1916. Photograph: National Museum of Ireland

Commemoration works best when it thinks afresh rather than reproducing established memories and narratives. This year’s recollections of the 1913 Dubl(...)

Dublin Metropolitan Police, dockers and Jacob’s factory workers in a re-enactment of events at the State commemoration of the 1913 Lockout on O’Connell Street, Dublin on Saturday. Photograph: Dara MacConaill

Exactly 100 years after Jim Larkin addressed supporters from the balcony of Dublin’s Imperial Hotel, a new generation gathered to hear him speak again(...)

Newspaper coverage of the Lockout, its key players and events was deeply polarised, with many titles having vested interests in either side. Individua(...)