Some 29 people have been admitted to the Royal Irish Academy. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Some 24 of 29 newly-elected members who were admitted to the Royal Irish Academy were commended for their exceptional contributions to the sciences, h(...)

Minister Catherine Martin: The forthcoming period of commemoration is complex and still distressing for many

This article is part of the Irish Times Century project. For more on Ireland in 1922, click here. The Decade of Centenaries Programme for 2022 opened(...)

William Lawless: surgeon, United Irishman and high-ranking officer under Napoleon Bonaparte

11111111A striking feature of the social upheaval generated in Ireland in the 1790s following the French Revolution was the number of young men from w(...)

The 1922 World Congress of the Irish Race in Paris, the event that announced the Irish Free State to the world.

Numerous events planned for the next couple of months will mark the centenary of the 1922 World Congress of the Irish Race in Paris, the event that an(...)

I happened to be going through a stressful period in my life when my hot flushes and fainting episodes started

It is Health Season in The Irish Times. In print and online, we will be offering encouragement and inspiration to help us all improve our ph(...)

Retired diplomat Rory Montgomery has been appointed as the next chair of the Press Council of Ireland. He will take up the role on April 1st. Photograph: Twitter/PressOmb_Irl

A retired diplomat has been appointed as the new chair of the Press Council of Ireland. Rory Montgomery replaces Seán Donlon who will step down on Ma(...)

Robert Patterson: groundbreaking naturalist and zoologist encouraged the study of Irish flora and fauna. Portrait of Robert Patterson by Thomas Herbert Maguire. National Portrait Gallery, London

Belfast-born Robert Patterson, who died 150 years ago on February 14th, was in many ways ahead of his time. He became an eminent zoologist who did muc(...)

Kevin O’Higgins, Michael Collins (marked with an ‘x’) and Éamonn Duggan leaving Dublin Castle after the British ‘handover’, on January 16th, 1922. Photograph: Joseph Cashman/National Library of Ireland

A hundred years ago this weekend a low-key event in Dublin Castle marked the handover of British rule to the new Irish Provisional Government. This(...)

Kevin O’Higgins, Michael Collins (marked with an ‘x’) and Éamonn Duggan leaving Dublin Castle after the British ‘handover’, on January 16th, 1922. Photograph: Joseph Cashman, NL1 Civil War Prints, NPA CIVP4; courtesy of the National Library of Ireland

Ceremonies marking the centenary of the handing over of Dublin Castle to the Irish people will be a reflection of 100 years of continuous democracy in(...)

The Royal Irish Academy on Dawson Street, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

There is a need for change and greater diversity within the Royal Irish Academy (RIA) in order for the academic body to be “relevant to Irish society (...)

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