Last November a headstone was finally placed on Julia Morrissey’s grave in Athenry

Sarah Mellows was seriously struggling when she sent a letter to her priest, seeking a loan of “a few pounds for a month or so”. “Few are my friends (...)

Dan Breen as pictured in a wanted poster issued by police.

A woman who sheltered Dan Breen and Seán Treacy after the incident which started the War of Independence was eventually awarded a military pension. M(...)

A bread cart with armed fighters in the Irish Civil War, around 1922: We can never know for sure if Protestants were targeted out of pure religious hatred or selected as convenient symbols of the old coloniser, Britain. Photograph: National Library of Ireland

A fundamental question about the Revolution’s civilian casualties was reopened at the West Cork History Festival last month: were Protestants harmed b(...)

Will the changing of the guard herald a more serious approach to meeting our emissions targets? Photograph: Barbara Lindberg

The rise of Sinn Féin in Ireland was dramatically underlined 100 years ago this month with the election of Éamon de Valera in the Clare East by-electi(...)

Almost 40 years ago, this newspaper caused a huge stir and was denounced after its exposé of Garda brutality.

There was much talk during the week of “saturation policing”, stronger surveillance powers and a new Garda “taskforce” to fight organised crime in res(...)

John Redmond said Lord Lansdowne’s  speech detailing changes to the Home Rule Act “amounts to a declaration of war on the Irish people, and to the announcement of a policy of coercion”

John Bruton, the former taoiseach, speaking in Dublin on September 18th, 2014, the centenary day of the Home Rule Act, declared himself to be a suppor(...)

A grave can be anything from 4 to 10 feet deep. “The gravediggers used to get paid by the foot and they’d always be delighted to get a 10-footer.” Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

How mean-spirited would you have to be to have the flaws of your wife carved onto her gravestone as soon as she goes to her eternal reward? Such a mea(...)

Roger Casement: Listed “GBP 50 in gold and silver; 1 pair binoculars; and 1 lamp”

A Treasure Island-style map drawn by Sir Roger Casement to show where he had buried gold and other valuables after landing at Banna Strand in Co Kerry(...)

  Maurice Gaffney: “I owe a lot to my colleagues. They have made me happy and have always been reliable.”   Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

When he was called to the Irish Bar, back in 1954, there were about 250 barristers in the Republic, of whom about one-fifth were senior counsel, and t(...)

Former president Seán T O’Kelly inspecting a guard of honour outside the GPO in 1957.

One of the largest Easter Rising collections to be put up for sale in decades will be auctioned later this month in New York, including medals awarded(...)

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