Prince Joachim of Prussia, the sixth and youngest son of Kaiser Wilhelm II, took his own life 100 years ago this month. Some of the 1916 leaders in the GPO discussed the possibility of putting the German prince on the Irish throne.

One hundred years ago this month, Prince Joachim of Prussia, the sixth and youngest son of Kaiser Wilhelm II, shot himself in his castle outside Potsd(...)

Wounded Allied soldiers lie on stretchers near the village of Ginchy, waiting for evacuation by horse-drawn ambulance. Photograph: Daily Herald Archive/SSPL/Getty Images

Not since the great Home Rule rally of March 1912 had the streets of Dublin seen anything like it. The crowd assembled in College Green spread like t(...)

Ann Summers shop on  O’Connell Street, Dublin: The company, which sells a wide range of lingerie and adult toys, said net assets at the end of June totalled €3.6 million, as against €3.5 million a year earlier.  Photograph: Alan Betson/Irish Times

Turnover at the main Irish subsidiary of Ann Summers, which operates four so-called pleasure emporiums in Ireland, bounced back into profit in the 12 (...)

The article below is one of a series of seven. The National Library has released collections of documents relating to each of the seven signatories o(...)

The article below is one of a series of seven. The National Library has released collections of documents relating to each of the seven signatories o(...)

The Easter Rising and its legacy is to be the theme of this year’s Irish Times debating competition Speaking at the launch of the competition at the (...)

Minister of State Aodhán Ó Riordáin, An Post chief executive Donal Connell, Minister for Heritage Heather Humphreys and Minister for Communications Alex White on the site of  the GPO interpretative centre. Photograph: Julien Behal.

Work will begin next month on the General Post Office (GPO) interpretative centre, the centrepiece for the Easter Rising centenary commemorations. Co(...)