Marking the centenary of women’s suffrage at Leinster House in January 2018 were (back row, from left): Seán Ó Fearghaíl, Ceann Comhairle, Alice Mary Higgins, Catherine Martin, Fiona O’Loughlin, Ivana Bacik, Denis O’Donovan, Cathaoirleach, and Senator Gabrielle McFadden; (front row, from left): Meg O’Brien, Megan O’Malley and Evelyn O’Keeffe. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

This year marks the centenary of the passing of the 1918 Act which provided Irish women with the right to vote for the first time. Legislation passed (...)

Ciara Ní Cheallacháin’s installation ‘Fallen’ suspended from the ceiling of St Patrick’s Cathedral. Photo Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

In the summer of 2014, just before the beginning of the centenary of the first World War, the tree of remembrance was installed in St Patrick’s Cathed(...)

The Irish Times, October 30th, 1992

Academy Award-winning Irish director and screenwriter Neil Jordan has donated his personal archive to the National Library of Ireland. Among the ite(...)

Film director Neil Jordan in Galway for the World premiere of The Butcher Boy, 1997. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Academy Award-winning Irish director and screenwriter Neil Jordan has donated his personal archive to the National Library of Ireland. Among the ite(...)

The Irish Times, January 20th, 1995

Academy Award-winning Irish director and screenwriter Neil Jordan has donated his personal archive to the National Library of Ireland. Among the ite(...)

The Irish Times, August 31st, 1996

Academy Award-winning Irish director and screenwriter Neil Jordan has donated his personal archive to the National Library of Ireland. Among the ite(...)

Neil Jordan and Director of the NLI, Dr Sandra Collins, with material from the donation at The National Library of Ireland (NLI). Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

As an aspiring writer before he became a film director, Neil Jordan haunted the National Library of Ireland’s reading room in Kildare Street, Dublin. (...)

A group photograph to mark the final major public event after a full year of campaiging by Waking The Feminists  on The Rosie Hackett Bridge in Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

What a difference a couple of years can make. Some top players in Irish theatre are chatting in the Lir Academy of Dramatic Art in Dublin. Anne Clarke(...)

President Michael D Higgins and Sabina Higgins at the opening of the National Library of Ireland’s exhibition ’Seamus Heaney: Listen Now Again’ at the newly created Bank of Ireland Cultural and Heritage Centre at College Green, Dublin.  Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The mysteries of the poet’s craft – how a poem is nudged into existence – hold a certain fascination for students and readers of poetry and, perhaps e(...)

Seamus Heaney’s children Catherine, Chris and Mick, and the poet’s widow, Marie Heaney at a piece by artist Maser, Don’t Be Afraid. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Nearly 15 years since they were last used, the large wooden double doors on Westmoreland Street that lead into a wing of the former Houses of Parliame(...)

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