President Michael D Higgins and Taoiseach Enda Kenny during the State ceremony to mark the centenary of the founding of the Irish Volunteers, in the Garden of Remembrance in Dublin yesterday. Photograph: Alan Betson

A hundred years ago today the Irish Volunteers were founded at the Rotunda Rink in Dublin. Some 7,000 volunteers are said to have turned out for (...)

In his splendid new book on Britain’s Irish policy in these formative years, Ronan Fanning stresses that his topic is not Anglo-Irish relations in the(...)

The European Parliament (pictured sitting in Strasbourg) voted yesterday to reduce a number of countries seats by one, including Ireland. Photograph: Moshe Milner/GPO via Getty Images

The European Parliament has voted in favour of proposals which would see 12 countries, including Ireland, lose one seat each in the parliament foll(...)