Memorial at Ashtown, Co Dublin, to volunteer Martin Savage, who died during the failed assassination attempt

On the night of December 18th, 1919, a group of IRA men met at the Sinn Féin Club on North Summer Street, Dublin. The fire was roaring. There was much(...)

Noel Dorr: he argues that even though it failed to bring peace Sunningdale marked a turning point of great historical importance

One of Ireland’s most eminent diplomats of the past half century has said that part of the reason for the collapse of the Sunningdale Agreement in 197(...)

WT  Cosgrave, former President of the Executive Council of the Irish Free State, and his son  Liam Cosgrave (right) at the Phoenix Park races in 1960

Liam Cosgrave was an uncompromising and often controversial political figure. His record as taoiseach between 1973 and 1977 was mixed but he can be cr(...)

Former taoiseach Liam Cosgrave. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Former taoiseach and Fine Gael leader Liam Cosgrave has died aged 97. Mr Cosgrave led the Fine Gael-Labour coalition Government which ended 16 years (...)

A protest in New York in July 1970 over the use of British troops in Northern Ireland. Photograph: Jerry Engel/New York Post Archives/ Getty Images

As both the Irish and British governments struggle to come to terms with and negotiate meaningfully with the new presidential administration of the Un(...)

Dr Ken Whitaker: “If you live long enough you would be either canonised or found out.” File photograph: David Sleator

Every country has its heroes. Some are generals, some are conquerors, some even tinsel celebrities. Few countries would nominate a long-retired civil (...)

Wallpaper* magazine, a design classic; furniture designer Joseph Walsh who will speak at a Dublin design conference  in November and whose work will be on display in Dublin

Edmund de Waal to give keynote at Irish design event Author and ceramic artist Edmund de Waal and furniture designer Joseph Walsh will be the headl(...)

Edward Carson inspects a parade of armed Ulster Volunteers in 1914. Photograph: Central Press/Getty Images

If the decade of commemorations is to achieve its goal of promoting a greater appreciation of the events that marked the years 1912-1922 and of the le(...)