The funeral of former taoiseach Liam Cosgrave at the Church of the Annunciation, Rathfarnham, Dublin. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

When Liam Cosgrave’s beloved wife, Vera, predeceased him, he contacted his friend of long standing, Msgr John Wilson, to discuss the funeral arrangeme(...)

No Filter, the debut young adult novel from Orlagh Collins, is not for the hardened cynics.

A first love that involves “stupidly blue eyes”, a Romeo and Juliet storyline and a guitar serenade in the moonlight as a light snow falls. No Filter,(...)

Irish Film Archive still from Ronson advertisement. It is a hair dryer but  one that comes with a shoulder strap. ‘Apart from a mink coat, what else could a girl want?’

It’s easy to age almost any Irish person by asking what their favourite ads were as a child. Hip young millennials will wistfully recall that Kellogg’(...)

A British Pathé image of IRA volunteers on patrol on Grafton Street in Dublin.

Film footage covering the Irish revolution has been colourised and put into a feature length documentary. Revolution in Colour tells the story of th(...)

Patrick Pearse portrait by Mick O’Dea

In his 36 years Patrick Pearse contributed more to Irish society than might be conventionally sufficient to warrant him long-term posthumous attention(...)

I usually begin my standard talk about online family history by declaring that there are no genealogical records on the internet and then pretendin(...)

The casket housed O’Donovan Rossa’s remains on an Atlantic crossing from New York to Ireland.

A steel casket used to transport the remains of the famous Fenian leader Jeremiah O’Donovan Rossa is be restored and placed on display in west Cork. H(...)

Video upload service Youtube celebrates its tenth anniversary today. File photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Valentine’s Day, ten whole meme-littered years ago. Can you remember what you were doing? Chad Hurley, Steve Chen and Jawed Karim do. They were invent(...)

A picture of   the  sinking of  the SS ‘Rowan’ which appeared in the Italian newspaper ‘La Domenica del Corriere’

Rare images have come to light which recall a 1921 shipping disaster and multiple drownings off the Irish coast which almost scuppered the arrival (...)

Rare footage of Pádraig Pearse has been obtained from British Pathé. Photograph: National Archives of Ireland

Footage of Padraig Pearse’s famous oration at the graveside of O’Donovan Rossa will be shown in a new film about the revolutionary period to be launch(...)