President Michael D Higgins  opens the the new Military Archives building. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

When he died suddenly at the age of 49 in 1999, Comdt Peter Young was the subject of an obituary in The Irish Times. Referring to his role as Army off(...)

Joshua Molloy and Omar Hussain: Both born in England and both travelled the best part of 6,000km to fight in in someone else’s war.

What is the difference between 24-year-old Joshua Molloy from Ballylinan, Co Laois, and 27-year-old Omar Hussain from High Wycombe in Buckinghamshire?(...)

The corrected memorial wall at Glasnevin cemetery. The fada was originally over the first ‘i’ not the ‘E’  File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Glasnevin Trust has corrected the errant fada on its recently unveiled memorial wall and also defended its decision to list a member of the Irish Vol(...)

Ulster Unionist Party leader  Mike Nesbitt at the Royal Irish Academy in Dublin for a UUP event examining the events of Easter 1916 from a unionist perspective, April 6th, 2016. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The Easter Rising was not only the foundation event of the Irish State - but also that of Northern Ireland, Ulster Unionist leader Mike Nesbitt has sa(...)

Proclamation Day was described by Minister for Heritage Heather Humphreys as a “once in a generation occasion”. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The |rish Times

Thousands of schools and other educational institutions will be participating in Proclamation Day, one of the flagship initiatives of the State commem(...)

Church of Ireland  Archbishop of Dublin  Michael Jackson: “The geography and the tradition from which I come is one of dissent.” File photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

The following is the full text of a speech delivered by Michael Jackson, archbishop of Dublin, launching Dublin City University’s 1916 centenary progr(...)

Church of Ireland Archbishop of Dublin,  Dr Michael Jackson:  Everyone in Ireland with a shared interest in a different future should be alert “to the repercussions of the abuse of memory and commemoration from within our fractured history”, he said. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

People in the Republic may still not be aware how 1966 commemorations of the Easter Rising alienated people of a different identity in Northern Irelan(...)

Prison governor Patrick Dawson pictured in the new Cork Prison in Cork city. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

The governor of Cork’s new €45 million prison has said the replacing of the existing building, which dates from Victorian times, will lead to major i(...)

Queen Mary greets Martin Doyle at a garden party for 300 Victoria Cross recipients in June 1920

While it is not as unusual as you might think for Irishmen to have served in both the British army and the Old IRA – Emmet Dalton, Tom Barry and Erski(...)

Dr Gerard Crotty says Irish acute hospitals are dangerously overcrowded. Photograph: Getty

Patients are facing an even more severe crisis in hospital emergency departments this year compared to last winter, the head of the Irish Hospital Con(...)