New Kiltyclogher residents Tammy Barrett and her children, Aidan and Jessica. Photograph: Brian Farrell.

It’s a long way from East Wall in Dublin to Kiltyclogher village in Co Leitrim but as they cruised west on the M4 this week, Rachel and Jason Ashe wer(...)

A road in  Kiltyclogher, Co Leitrim.

A small village in north Co Leitrim has taken to social media in the hopes of expanding its community, calling on families to come live there. Kiltyc(...)

Real efforts were made by the sisters of Our Lady of Charity to “do something” for the girls and younger women.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Recent research in Dublin, Caen, Angers and Rome, has put into the public domain new information on the Magdalene laundries of St Mary’s High Park and(...)

Sean Moncrieff: runs out of patience with Bill Donohue’s declaration that “there’s no such thing as a mass grave” at the Tuam mother and baby home

How many angels can dance on the head of the pin? Once upon a time this was the pressing question that supposedly preoccupied the finest minds of the (...)

A still from Jaki Irvine’s video and sound installation If the Ground Should Open . . . which will be in the Imma in December

Jaki Irvine: If the Ground Should Open . . . Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin **** On April 29th, at about 12.45pm, Elizabeth O’Farrell stepped (...)

The Republic of Councils Monument (1969), by Istvan Kiss, at Memento Park, Budapest: the park is an  intriguingly elegant  place to which the plaques and monuments to the icons of the Communist period have been exiled. Photograph:  DeAgostini/Getty Images

How we remember things is an interesting business. Neuroscientists and psychologists describe how even the act of remembering something changes memory(...)

After the shooting in Dublin this morning of Gareth Hutch, two gunmen got into a black BMW  car, but it appears not to have started, so they fled on foot. Above, gardaí remove the car from North Cumberland Street this afternoon for technical examination. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The latest victim of the Hutch-Kinahan feud was shot dead just 300 metres from a Garda checkpoint. Gareth Hutch (35) was shot by two men who approac(...)

**** General Post Office, Dublin “What are you here for?” an admonishing priest asks the rebels, while tending to the wounded and dying in the GPO(...)

Joseph Plunkett’s 1916 Medal, which is to be sold at auction in Dublin. Photograph: Whyte’s

Medals awarded posthumously to two of the signatories of the 1916 Proclamation are to be sold at auction in Dublin on Sunday, March 13th. Whyte’s au(...)

Portrait of Tom Clarke by Mick O’Dea

Unlike Patrick Pearse – the historic face of 1916 – Tom Clarke remains a relatively unknown member of the Provisional Government that instigated the E(...)