Sean Lemass pictured with Eamon de Valera  Photograph: Paddy Whelan

Former taoiseach Seán Lemass would have aligned with the present Irish Government in relation to Brexit but he could not be considered as a social pro(...)

Lisa Chambers accused the DUP of willingly ensuring that Stormont institutions are kept suspended because it suits the party’s agenda at Westminster. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

DUP and Sinn Féin’s conduct in relation to Brexit is a “disgrace”, Fianna Fáil TD Lisa Chambers has said. Ms Chambers, the party’s spokeswoman on Br(...)

Éamon de Valera on the steps of 10 Downing Street, London in 1932. Photograph: PA

Political rivals Éamon de Valera and WT Cosgrave are jointly responsible for preserving democracy in the Irish State when so many other European count(...)

US president Woodrow Wilson set up the Committee on Public Information after the US declared war on Germany in April 1917.

A surprising upsurge in the recruitment of the Irish in the last months of the first World War may have been down to American propaganda, it has been (...)

Speakers attending the Parnell Summer School in Rathdrum, Co Wicklow from leeft Professor Yvonne Galligan, Queens University ,and Dr Sonja Tiernan, Modern History, Liverpool. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Gender quotas should be introduced next year for the local elections, the National Women’s Council of Ireland (NWCI) has said. Just 21 per cent of lo(...)

‘It’s so pervasive for younger women and particularly women in less powerful roles in workplaces,’ Senator Ivana Bacik said. Photograph: Ronan McGreevy

Labour Senator Ivana Bacik has said sexual harassment is “absolutely pervasive” in the workplace and she experienced it herself. Ms Bacik told the P(...)

Minister for Culture, Heritage & the Gaeltacht Josepha Madigan speaking at the opening of the Parnell Summer School in Avondale, Co Wicklow. Photograph: Ronan McGreevy

Political parties may need to introduce gender parity in selecting election candidates if they do not reach that target naturally, the Minister for Cu(...)

Prof Phil Scraton:  ‘The word that was used was corralled and then we were penned. What do you corral? You corral animals. What do you pen? You pen animals. That was the mindset that underpinned crowd control at that time.’

Of course there are no winners in the long battle for justice for the 96 victims of the Hillsborough disaster. For their families, a successful conclu(...)

The Oireachtas should heed the strictures of Mr Justice Richard Humphreys about the need for more judges to meet the ever greater demands on the court(...)

Mr Justice Richard Humphreys called on the Oireachtas to legislate for the appointment of more judges. Photograph Cyril Byrne

A High Court judge has called on the Oireachtas to legislate for the appointment of more judges because the State is “rock bottom” in Europe for the n(...)

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