Taoiseach Enda Kenny will attend a number of official events to mark the events of 1916 and the role of Irish-America in the Rising. Photograph: Bloomberg

Taoiseach Enda Kenny is to travel to Washington DC on Tuesday to attend the biggest events outside Dublin to commemorate the Easter Rising. Mr Kenny(...)

Hume House in Ballsbridge, Dublin 4.  Blackstone is to sell on the building just over 12 months after buying the distressed asset from Nama.

Just as the US property boom was coming to an end in 2007, Jon Gray, the 46-year old head of real estate for Blackstone, spent $39bn to acquire Equit(...)

 Roger Casement.

A symposium on Roger Casement in London and a three week festival in Washington DC are among the events which have been announced for the internationa(...)

The John F Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington DC, where a three-week festival, Ireland 100: Celebrating a Century of Irish Arts and Culture, will take place next year. Photograph: Getty Images

The lead-up to the centenary of the 1916 Rising presents many opportunities to reflect on the diverse and complex history of this island. And think(...)