Among the star witnesses to the American Committee on Conditions in Ireland were Muriel MacSwiney, the wife of Terence MacSwiney who died on hunger strike in Brixton Prison in October 1920, and Terence MacSwiney’s sister Mary. They are among the women pictured in at a memorial service in the Polo Grounds in New York. Photograph: National Library of Ireland

In the early months of 1920, prominent Americans came together to bring international attention to Ireland’s campaign for independence. Their belief i(...)

Elizabeth O’Kelly: “She was very quiet . . . She would have reminded you of Miss Marple.” Photograph: Alf Harvey

Fr Seán Kelly says that when Elizabeth O’Kelly gave him €12,000 to help fund the painting of the Catholic Church in Stradbally, Co Laois, she insisted(...)

April 23rd: The History Hedge School. The cause of Labour? - the 1918 general strike against conscription Padraig Yeates, Sarah Ann Buckley, Todd Morr(...)

Alfred P Smyth:  July 1st, 1942-October 16th, 2016
Obituary: Alfred P Smyth
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  • November 12, 2016, 01:01

Prof Alfred P Smyth, who has died aged 74, was a distinguished medieval historian and author of many works on Irish, British and Scandinavian history.(...)

Mike Nichols: one of America’s most celebrated directors. Photograph: Phil McCarten/Reuters

Mike Nichols, one of America’s most celebrated directors, who has died aged 83, was one of those rare figures whose work earned him adulation both on (...)

Minister of State for Transport  Alan Kelly told Kilkenny County Council his department could not make up shortfall to complete access route

Hundreds of people marched through the centre of Kilkenny on Saturday in a second major demonstration protest(...)

The perspex-and-steel hoarding was erected around the Browne Doorway in Eyre Square, Galway, “in the interests of public safety and protection” on a temporary basis due to budget constraints. Photograph: Eric Luke

A temporary hoarding will remain around the famous Browne Doorway on Galway’s Eyre Square until the city council can find €40,000 to repair the(...)