James Connolly

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For Saoirse: the tireless Eric O’Brien plays Craner in Colm Keegan’s play. Photograph: Babs Daly

FOR SAOIRSE Axis, Ballymun ★ ★ ★ ★ It’s not unheard of for Dublin Fringe Festival to offer us a variation on the My Big Night Out play. The drug(...)

Nigel Coen and Julie Meehan with their daughters Amie  (4)  and Clarion Coen (7), with the school’s co-founders Maura Duignan and Gayle Nagle at Sligo Sudbury School. Photograph: James Connolly

As thousands of children settle back into classrooms under the watchful eye of their teachers, students at a new school in rural Co Sligo will be free(...)

Damien Dempsey: Letterfrack was “hell on earth,” he says, struggling to keep emotion at bay. “That’s a lot to take in”

The heroes of the celebrity genealogy programme Who Do You Think You Are? (RTÉ One, Sunday, 9.30pm) are mostly unsung. But for the famous faces tracin(...)

 Kieran Marmion training at the Sportsgrounds in Galway ahead of Connacht’s clash with Zebre. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Ireland scrumhalf Kieran Marmion is expected to make a return to duty for Connacht when they host Zebre at the Sportsground on Saturday. The 26-year-(...)

Arlene Foster at the County Grand Lodge of East of Scotland district meeting in Cowdenbeath, Scotland. Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

DUP leader Arlene Foster has appealed to Orange Order members to reject bigotry and intolerance as she addressed a march in the Scottish town of Cowde(...)

Declan Flynn, whose killers left him bleeding so severely that he died of asphyxia, essentially choking on his own blood.

Declan Flynn loved music, particularly Elvis Presley. The former Aer Rianta worker had a special bond with his Down syndrome brother Greg and loved br(...)

Barry Ward played Jimmy Gralton in Ken Loach’s 2014 film ‘Jimmy’s Hall’.

On the 13th of August 1933 the M.V. Britannic pulled away from Cobh Harbour with a remarkable passenger on board. Next to Passenger 17’s entry on the (...)

Gardaí are appealing to anyone who witnessed the collision to contact them at Finglas Garda station (01-6667500), the Garda confidential line (1800-666-111) or any Garda station.

A motorcyclist in his 30s was killed when his vehicle crashed into a pole in Dublin on Sunday afternoon. The collision occurred at Dunsink Park, Fing(...)

Constance Markievicz in the uniform of the Irish Citizen Army.

A colourful and striking figure, Constance Markievicz could not be said at first glance to be a typical revolutionary of that revolutionary time. Born(...)

Ashbourne in Co Meath where the attack took place. The suspect fled the scene in the direction of Dublin following the assault. Photograph: Google Street View

A man is in a serious condition after being attacked with a machete on a busy street in Co Meath. The victim is in his 20s and was assaulted on Kill(...)

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