John Redmond said Lord Lansdowne’s  speech detailing changes to the Home Rule Act “amounts to a declaration of war on the Irish people, and to the announcement of a policy of coercion”

John Bruton, the former taoiseach, speaking in Dublin on September 18th, 2014, the centenary day of the Home Rule Act, declared himself to be a suppor(...)

A grave can be anything from 4 to 10 feet deep. “The gravediggers used to get paid by the foot and they’d always be delighted to get a 10-footer.” Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

How mean-spirited would you have to be to have the flaws of your wife carved onto her gravestone as soon as she goes to her eternal reward? Such a mea(...)

Roger Casement: Listed “GBP 50 in gold and silver; 1 pair binoculars; and 1 lamp”

A Treasure Island-style map drawn by Sir Roger Casement to show where he had buried gold and other valuables after landing at Banna Strand in Co Kerry(...)

  Maurice Gaffney: “I owe a lot to my colleagues. They have made me happy and have always been reliable.”   Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

When he was called to the Irish Bar, back in 1954, there were about 250 barristers in the Republic, of whom about one-fifth were senior counsel, and t(...)

Former president Seán T O’Kelly inspecting a guard of honour outside the GPO in 1957.

One of the largest Easter Rising collections to be put up for sale in decades will be auctioned later this month in New York, including medals awarded(...)

A silver and gold medal Brunt won during a police sports tournament in 1911

Forthcoming Auctions Tuesday (November 3rd) John Weldon Auctioneers, Cows Lane, Temple Bar, Dublin. Auction of jewellery, watches, silver a(...)

Thomas Kent (left) and William Kent being marched by British soldiers across Fermoy Bridge in May 1916

The decision of Taoiseach Enda Kenny to deliver the graveside oration at the state funeral of Thomas Kent tomorrow is a clear signal of the Government(...)

Thomas Kent: was executed by firing squad on May 9th, 1916 after he was found guilty of armed rebellion

Archaeologists have begun preparatory work on a site at Cork Prison where the remains of a man executed after the 1916 Easter Rising are believed to b(...)

Photo of witnesses in the case of Sir Roger Casement. Gardaí are calling on members of the public to bring any police memorabilia they might have at home to a special event being organised at Cork City Hall on Friday. Photograph: www.garda.ie

Members of the public have been invited to bring any police memorabilia they might have at home to a special event at Cork City Hall on Friday.The Gar(...)

Having a swinging time during the 100th anniversary celebrations of ‘The West’ in Galway city at the weekend. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Writer Walter Macken, bagpiper and Titanic survivor Eugene Daly, soccer player “Chick” Deacy and first female mayor Mary Byrne led very different live(...)