Jeremiah O’Donovan Rossa pictured in New York in January 1911, during the long illness that eventually led to his death on June 29th, 1915.  Photograph: Getty Images.

A re-enactment of the funeral of Fenian Jeremiah O’Donovan Rossa is among an ambitious programme of events to be unveiled this week to mark the centen(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny and British prime minister David Cameron visit the grave of Irish MP Willie Redmond, who died in the first World War, in Heuvelland, Belgium, last month. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire.

British commemorations of the first World War will reflect the reality that some 200,000 Irishmen fought and at least 30,000 died in the conflict, Dr (...)

Donegal  construction workers photographed in 1910. The Catholic church was the main provider of ‘superior schools’ at the time, and its priority was to educate future clergy.

In this column last week, Dan O’Brien turned to history in an effort to explain why Ireland is not a nation of great entrepreneurs. He highlighted the(...)

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