John Bruton was part of a guard of honour at the 50th anniversary of the Rising in 1966. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Former taoiseach John Bruton has criticised the Government’s decision to send Defence Forces officers with Tricolours and copies of the Proclamation (...)

Defences Forces personnel march past the GPO in a previous  1916 commemoration. Former taoiseach John Bruton has criticised plans  to have Army personnel visiting schools as part of the 1916 centenary. File photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

Former taoiseach John Bruton has criticised the Government’s decision to have Army personnel visiting schools as part of the 1916 commemoration progra(...)

Eoin Mac Neill “was equally and utterly tough when it came to 1922 and the Civil War…he was absolutely clear that violence could be used’’, his grandson,  former minister for justice and former tánaiste Michael McDowell has said. File photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

Nationalist leader Eoin Mac Neill was not some kind of “dotty professor’’ opposed to violence, his grandson, former tánaiste Michael McDowell, has sai(...)

You wanted to know how to  de-Google your life in six steps. Photograph: Chris Ison/PA Wire

It was the year during which we learned that there were Irish names in HSBC files, that pension entitlement was an issue for Irish women and that our (...)

Stauntons on the Green: JLL had sought more than €12 million for the four-star facility

An American investor has agreed purchase terms for one of Dublin’s best-known boutique townhouses, Stauntons on the Green. Agents JLL had been seeking(...)

Actor Maureen O’Hara pictures in  1943. Photograph: NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images

Maureen O’Hara, who died on Saturday, was Ireland’s first great Hollywood star and appeared in over 50 films. Ranked among the world’s most beautiful(...)

Stauntons:  it has private access to the Iveagh Gardens at the rear

One of Dublin’s best located boutique townhouses, Stauntons on the Green, is to be offered for sale at more than €12 million through agents JLL. The (...)

Tom Arnold: said the panel was dealing with issues “important for now and for the future”

Tom Arnold has been appointed to the Global Panel on Agriculture and Food Systems for Nutrition, an independent body tasked with combating problems re(...)

There are more Seanad voters registered in Britain than in counties Cavan, Monaghan, Longford and Leitrim combined.

More people in the US will be able to vote in the next Seanad election than in Roscommon, analysis of the registers of electors for the six univers(...)

As David Norris pointed out in a Seanad debate in May, the combined university panel electorate is “150,000 times the number for the taoiseach’s 11 nominees”.

Of the 161,000 Irish citizens registered to vote in the Seanad election, some 94 per cent have addresses on the island of Ireland, while the remain(...)