Attending the Parnell Summer School at Avondale House, Rathdrum are, from left, Fíona Ní Chinneide (Irish Penal Reform Trust), Dr Cormac Behan (University of Sheffield), James Lawless (Fianna Fáil) and Dr Niall Muldoon (Ombudsman for Children). Photograph: Cyril Byrne

We need to look at an alternative to the detention of young people, the Ombudsman for Children has said. Speaking at the Parnell Summer School in Wic(...)

‘Not to be outdone Sinn Féin staged its own elaborate re-enactment of the funeral of O’Donovan Rossa, featuring a large group of supporters wearing the uniforms of the Irish Volunteers and carrying replica guns.’ Photograph:  Brian Lawless/PA

The investigation into the killing of Kevin McGuigan in Belfast is raising uncomfortable questions for Sinn Féin, but it should also provoke some seri(...)

Heather Jones (centre), associate professor in international history at London School of Economics, with Pascal Donohoe, Minister of State for European Affairs, and Cllr Kate Feeney, president of Ógra Fianna Fáil, during yesterday’s summer school. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The first World War was regarded by contemporaries as a complete break with the past in terms of the forms of violence used, according to Heather Jon(...)

At the Parnell Summer School in Avondale, Co Wicklow, yesterday were Minister Paschal Donohoe with fellow speakers Cllr Kate Feeney (left) and Heather Jones, associate professor of international history at the London School of Economics. Photograph: Cyril Byrne.

Patriotism has a role to play in helping people to cope in a globalised world, according to Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport Paschal Donohoe(...)