Government departments have spent just under €1.725m on taxis, car and limousine hire in the past two years. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Government departments have spent just under €1.725 million on taxis, car and limousine hire in the past two years. Figures released by each departme(...)

Thomas Kent:  executed by firing squad in the prison yard of what was then Cork Military Detention Barracks on the morning of May 9th, 1916, after he was found guilty of armed rebellion

It may have taken almost a century, but when 1916 Easter Rising martyr Thomas Kent was reinterred in his family vault in Castlelyons in Co Cork last (...)

Members of the Defence forces fold the Tricolour over the coffin bearing the remains of Thomas Kent at St Nicholas’s Church, Castlelyons, Co Cork, during his State funeral and reinterment last year. He was executed 100 years ago today. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The family of Easter 1916 hero Thomas Kent have spoken of their pride in their forebear’s sacrifice as they remembered him at a special commemoration (...)

Stonebreakers’ Yard in Kilmainham Gaol in Dublin. A commemoration ceremony for Michael Mallin, Éamonn Ceannt and Sean Heuston has taken place at the jail. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The only surviving child of an executed leader of the Easter Rising has been honoured at a commemoration service in Kilmainham Gaol in Dublin. Fr Jo(...)

File photo: The remains of Commandant Thomas Kent lying in state at St. Michael’s Garrison church, Collins Barracks before a state funeral on Friday 18th September.  Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

The men and women of 1916 fought for a new Ireland where people could be free to make their own choices and the children of today should exercise that(...)

Thomas Kent was the only one of the 15 men who were executed to be the subject of a court martial outside Dublin. He was also probably the unluckiest (...)

A file image from September 2015 showing the remains of Commandant Thomas Kent lying in state at St. Michael’s Garrison church, Collins Barracks before a State funeral. Thomas Kent was one of the 16 men executed in 1916 following the Easter Rising. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Irish patriot Thomas Kent believed a republic was morally superior to a monarchy, a 1916 Rising commemorative event in Cork was told on Saturday. Un(...)

The Government can be relieved at how well the celebrations have gone, given the apprehensions of a couple of years ago. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

In dealing with historical commemorations, the priority of the government of the day is to make them “relevant” or at the least to survive the pitfall(...)

Portrait of Edward Daly by Mick O’Dea

  Edward Daly Supported by his Uncle James, Edward “Ned” Daly was educated in Limerick before moving to Dublin, in 1913, to stay with his si(...)

Deputy Sean Sherlock was the first over the line in Cork East securing his seat shortly after 7am on Sunday after a marathon count in Mallow You(...)