Maurice Manning,  chairman of the advisory committee on the decade of centenaries: “We were into commemoration. We were into history. We were not into politics. We said no,” he told Parnell Summer School.   Photograph: Cathy Loughran

Historians involved in advising on the decade of centenaries “point blank” refused a Government request to use the Northern Ireland peace process as a(...)

The Bank of Ireland on College Green: It is understood the bank will apply to Dublin City Council for planning permission for the College Green Cultural and Heritage Centre before Christmas. Photograph: Alan Betson

Bank of Ireland will spend €10 million refurbishing and meeting some of the running costs of the heritage centre it is providing to the State at its (...)