Margaret Skinnider was one of more than 200 members of Cumann na mBan whose applications are contained in the archive.The files outline the women’s injuries, the risks they took and their heavy involvement in military action during the 1916 Rising and the Civil War.

County: Dublin Incident: Easter Rising Date: April 24-29th, 1916 The Irish Citizen Army assault on St Stephen’s Green during Easter Week 1916 was des(...)

‘It’s important to remember that your guidance counsellor can also help you to deal with a wide range of personal or social issues that may arise for you during the year.’ Photograph: iStock

Your school guidance counsellor might be your most precious resource during senior cycle. But, outside the fee-paying sector, many schools still are s(...)

Dame study, by Francis Matthews

Penumbra Megan Burns and Francis Matthews. Molesworth Gallery, 16 Molesworth St, Dublin. Until October 18th Two approaches to space, the final front(...)

Exile’s barman Donagh Gilhooly: “The warmth and welcome of an Irish bar, but without being too heavily themed.” Photograph: Marty Katz/washingtonphotographer.com

Located in downtown Washington DC, the entrance to Exiles can be easy to miss. The bar is one of the many pubs and eateries along the so-called U stre(...)

Sutton Park in Dublin 13 is the second most expensive private school for day pupils, with fees of €7,900 a year. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The taxpayer subsidised private schools by more than €90 million last year, according to official figures. The vast bulk of this sum went on salaries(...)

John Donnelly: ‘He’d test you and you very much had to past that test’

Heroism, eclectic diversity of interests, deep spirituality and chartered accountancy are not usually found in each other’s company, but in the one-of(...)

No O’Brien, no Leavy - all eyes now turn to Josh van der Flier to step up and deliver at the Rugby World Cup. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

No miracle for Seanie Silence the imagination. Fifty-five minutes into a hellish World Cup quarter-final against the Springboks and Seán O’Brien is f(...)

Decisions, decisions - you still have time. Photograph: iStock

Who decided to follow the intense pressure of the Leaving Cert with a few weeks to finalise your college application? The timing, frankly, sucks. But (...)

David Norris outside his home on North Great George’s Street in Dublin’s north inner city. Photograph: Dave Meehan

In the mid-1970s I was running a gay disco on Parnell Square. Numbers began to fall dramatically and it turned out that two enterprising capitalists h(...)

Leinster’s David Hawkshaw in action in Thomond Park earlier this month. Photograph: ©INPHO/Laszlo Geczo

The most pressing concern for David Hawkshaw during his sporting childhood was to pick up the correct kitbag on the way out the door. Rugby and hurlin(...)

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