President Michael D Higgins looks on as pupils at Scoil Bhride perform a set dance during his visit to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the school’s foundation.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

President Michael D Higgins joined 450 students and former pupils of Scoil Bhríde to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the country’s first Gaelscoil (...)

British prime minister Theresa May. “Is she ready for the screams of treason that will now accompany any possible compromise?” Photograph: Jane Barlow/Reuters

Brexit is England’s Easter Rising – an unlikely event that allows a zealous minority to change the course of a nation’s history. But who, then, will b(...)

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 Albinia Brodrick, in a spectacular mid-life reinvention, changed her name to Gobnait Ní Bhruadair

One of the great clichés of Ireland’s Civil War is that it divided “brother against brother”. Less often heard is that it divided brother against sist(...)

The medal awarded to Joseph Plunkett has a reserve of €50,000.

The Easter Rising medal posthumously awarded to Joseph Plunkett, one of the seven signatories of the 1916 Proclamation, is to go on sale with a much-r(...)

Sarah Treasa Clancy 1908-2016. Photograph: Seán Ó Mainnín

Ireland’s oldest citizen, Sarah Clancy, passed away this morning (Tuesday, December 27). She was 108. The woman from Sruthán, An Cheathrú Rua in Con(...)

The view form the floor: Corban Walker’s installation at the Lab. Photograph: Peter Varga

The Museum of August Destiny: Aideen Barry, Mark Clare, Amanda Coogan, Anthony Haughey, Dragana Jurisic and Sarah Pierce Pearse Museum, Dublin, (...)

The  letter written by Patrick Pearse  from prison three days before his execution. Minister for Arts and Heritage Heather Humphreys has added it to the Register of Cultural Objects. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

A letter of surrender written by Patrick Pearse, which failed to sell at auction earlier this month, will not be licenced for export for 12 months, t(...)

The GPO in Dublin in 1820 in an illustration by GH Jones  and Robert Havell

The idea of taking over a post office and using it as a base to declare the Irish Republic did not, it seems, start with Patrick Pearse. Back in 1798,(...)

Stuart Cole of Adam’s  and Sarah Kinlen with the  Patrick Pearse letter   urging rebels to surrender. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

It is understandable that when a significant historical document finds its way into an auctioneer’s catalogue, there are calls for the State to buy it(...)