Reliving scenes from 1916: Home economics teacher Colette Lee with Adam Leeper and Shane Dixon, students in Trinity Comprehensive secondary school in Ballymun, Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

On a normal day Edel Fitzpatrick would be teaching her young students about history from a dusty schoolbook. But yesterday at Trinity Comprehensive s(...)

Arlene Foster said she would still work with Mr McGuiness as “the past is the past”. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The North’s First Minister, Arlene Foster, has spoken of her difficulties with Martin McGuinness because he delivered a graveside oration for the IRA(...)

 The president of the Methodist Church of Ireland said, in keeping with the sentiments of the 1916 Proclamation on cherishing all children of the nation equally, Irish people should be “restoring broken relationships and viewing the future inclusively”. File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

The head of the Methodist Church in Ireland has urged that the Irish should be a “welcoming, hospitable, generous and tolerant people”. The president(...)

An Post says the stamp featuring the Malone brothers is meant to convey “the complexity of Irish identities and responses to the war and the Rising”

Two brothers, one who died fighting for the British army and the other against, have been commemorated in a stamp to mark the centenary of the Easter (...)

Since leaving Ireland 14 years ago, Aonghus Kelly (pictured above with his girlfriend) has lived in New Zealand, Bosnia, and the UK, working as a prosecution lawyer on war crimes, organised crimes and terrorism cases.

I have been living away from Ireland now for 12 of the last 14 years. To paraphrase Dickens, it has been the best of times and the worst of times. (...)

Medals belonging to  Bridget Connolly, who served in the 1916 Rising and War of Independence, which sold at auction for $7,250 in New York on Thursday

Leading items failed to sell at a major auction of Easter Rising memorabilia in New York, including the medals later awarded to Seán T O’Kelly, a for(...)

British prime minister Herbert Henry Asquith: told the House of Commons that, since the outbreak of war, Britain had sustained 549,467 casualties. Photograph: Hulton Archive/Getty Images

January 29th, 1916 The extraordinary rate of casualties for the British army in just 15 months of fighting was laid in front of the House of Common(...)

State agents appear to have played a part in the bombing of Frizzell’s fish shop on the Shankill Road in 1993 in which nine people died. Photograph: Pacemaker.

The question arising from this week’s allegations in the Irish News of the extent of British security service involvement in IRA killings is: What was(...)

Capt Robert Nairac: on a covert operation in a pub in Dromintee in 1977 when, it is believed, his cover was blown and he was abducted, beaten, shot dead and then disappeared by the IRA

Those charged with trying to find the bodies of the disappeared victims of the Troubles have issued a fresh appeal for information that might lead to (...)

Lord Justice Weir: “Why would someone with nothing to hide have any reluctance to speak to a police officer?”

Army witnesses who could help an inquest into a suspected SAS shoot-to-kill in the grounds of a Co Derry hospital are unwilling to make statements, la(...)