James “Skin-the-Goat” Fitzharris was the cab-driver who brought the “Invincibles” to Dublin’s Phoenix Park one May evening in 1882.

Writing recently about the wartime experiences of Irishmen used as slave-labour by the Nazis, I mentioned a doctor in their camp, Walter Heidbreder, a(...)

Prof Kevin Carroll: April 13th, 1926-December 8th, 2016. Photograph: Cyril Byrne
Obituary: Prof Kevin Carroll
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  • January 7, 2017, 05:40

Kevin Carroll, who was professor of optical physics at University College Dublin from 1978 until his retirement in 1990, has died aged 90. He was a (...)

Minister for Arts Heather Humphreys with the Edward Laurence Keegan medal, which she unveiled with ‘Irish Times’ managing director Liam Kavanagh and Keegan’s grandsons Ian Gourley (l) and Tony Keegan (r). Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Irish Times has bought at auction the 1916 medal of a former employee, Edward Laurence Keegan, who was dismissed from his job in 1916 after parti(...)

Forty-one of the British army names on the Remembrance Wall at Glasnevin are those of Irish men: Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Prior to the unveiling of the Remembrance Wall in Glasnevin Cemetery, some groups were campaigning against the inclusion of military and police names.(...)

Easter Sunday commemoration ceremony at the GPO in Dublin. Photograph: Maxwells

Tens of thousands of people lined the streets of Dublin on Sunday to witness a large military parade commemorating the centenary of the 1916 Easter Ri(...)

At The Irish Times Debate final, individual winner Clíodhna Ní Chéileachair and team winners Ross O’Mahony and Aaron Vickery (centre) are joined by adjudicator Prof Brent Northup of Carroll College, Montana. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Those opposing the proposition that 2016 should be the last year in which Ireland commemorates the Easter Rising were the big winners in The Irish Tim(...)

A team from the Solicitors’ Apprentice Debating Society of Ireland has won the final of The Irish Times annual student debate while the individual debating prize winner was Clíodhna Ní Cheileachair from UCD. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Those opposing the proposition that 2016 should be the last year in which Ireland commemorates the Easter Rising were the big winners in The Irish Tim(...)

The medals of former president of Ireland Seán T O’Kelly against the pennant carried on the president’s car. Photograph: Spink

Dozens of medals awarded to Volunteers who fought in the Easter Rising and the War of Independence are to be auctioned this month in New York. The (...)

 Moore Street in Dublin, one of the key sites in the 1916 Rising. File photograph: Aidan Crawley

Fianna Fáil has proposed that Dublin’s historic Moore Street area, one of the key sites in the 1916 Easter Rising, should be developed in the way that(...)

The military pensions archives  provide a definitive answer to the question which has been the butt of many jokes over the generations - how many were in the GPO during Easter Week? The answer is 508.  File photograph: Hulton Archive/Getty Images

After almost 100 years we may at last have the definitive answer to an age-old question - how many were “out” in 1916? The figure is 2,558 involved o(...)