Tom Johnson was the leader of the Labour Party from 1917 to 1927 and the leader of the opposition in the absence of anti-Treaty politicians between 1922 and 1927

The Democratic Programme, one of four seminal documents adopted by the first Dáil, set out the vision for a new Republic upon which the War of Indepen(...)

Former minister for foreign affairs Eamon Gilmore has been working as the EU special representative to the Colombian peace process in recent years. File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Tánaiste Simon Coveney has nominated a predecessor as Minister for Foreign Affairs, Eamon Gilmore, to head up the EU’s human rights monitoring and adv(...)

Helena Molony (1883–1967), actor, republican, trade unionist, and feminist, was born on January 15th, 1883, at 8 Cole’s Lane, off Henry Street in Dubl(...)

Kevin McNamara: his arrival in the Commons following a byelection came just before the outbreak of the Troubles and for the bulk of his career it was a major focus of his concern. Photograph: PA

Former British Labour Party MP Kevin McNamara, who has died aged 82,probably did more during his long political career than any other British politici(...)

The Jim Larkin statue on O’Connell Street. The State was in deep recession in 1986, with unemployment running at some 17 per cent.  Photograph:  Frank Miller

Trade unions told taoiseach Garret FitzGerald of their “deep dissatisfaction with the continued high level of unemployment” and what they saw as the a(...)