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Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin with FF TDs as they arrive for the first day of the 32nd Dáil. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP/Getty Images

They don’t like the term, “grand coalition”, the Fianna Fáil grassroots. There’s nothing grand at all about the idea of serving as a junior partner, o(...)

New docklands development will be made up of offices, restaurants, a community arts centre and some very upscale apartments

One hundred years ago today Eamon de Valera was getting ready to occupy Bolands Mills, one of the key rebel strongholds during the Easter Rising. Now(...)

Roger Casement: had unsuccessfully attempted to raise an Irish Brigade in 1915.

March 11th, 1916 The fate of the Irish prisoners at Limburg was exercising the attentions of the central advisory committee of the Royal Dublin Fusili(...)

Éamon de Valera addresses a meeting during the 1948 general election: he expected to taoiseach again. Photograph: Bert Hardy/Picture Post/Getty Images

When John A Costello emerged as taoiseach of Ireland’s first coalition 66 years ago, it came as a surprise to everyone – and an unpleasant shock to tw(...)

John Redmond: his niece, Dame Teresa, had been a nun in the convent in Ypres from which 14 Benedictine nuns had to flee.

March 3rd, 1916 The daughter of the managing director of The Irish Times was married with much pomp and circumstance in London. Victoria Arnott was(...)

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