James Joyce: no escaping him, even in Japan. Photograph: Hulton Archive/Getty

There is no escaping James Joyce, even in Japan. Last weekend there, I learn, not long after the Irish rugby team laboured to victory over Russia, ano(...)

A Cumann na mBan protest outside Mountjoy prison during the  War of Independence. Kathleen Mary Napoli was informed she was not eligible for a pension because she was not a member of the organisation

A woman whose work was considered vital in countering British propaganda during the War of Independence was turned down for both a pension and a war m(...)

Diarmaid Fawsitt, grandson of nationalist, republican, journalist, civil servant and judge Diarmaid L Fawsitt, with his grandson Christian Murphy and the  extended Fawsitt family at the presentation of the Fawsitt archive to Cork City and County Archives Service. Photograph: Clare Keogh

Cork City Archives have welcomed the donation of a family archive which provides an insight into the cultural and political life of Cork during the re(...)

Margaret Burke Sheridan and director Vincenzo Bellezza in London by Erich Salomon in 1938. Photograph: Wikimedia Commons

“Miss Sheridan is Irish. But either by instinct or by luck, she sings like an Italian.” This, from a Milan Review of Margaret Burke Sheridan’s 1919 de(...)

Journalist Justine McCarthy gives the  keynote address at the 97th annual Michael Collins and Arthur Griffith commemoration at Glasnevin Cemetery in Dublin. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Michael Collins and Arthur Griffith have been remembered at their annual commemoration at Glasnevin Cemetery. The 97th annual commemoration was led b(...)

A selection of 50 rare and signed works by 1995 Nobel Literature laureate Seamus Heaney will be offered at the Victor Mee auction.

Victor Mee’s forthcoming Irish Connections two-day sale, on May 8th and 9th, at its Belturbet, Co Cavan salerooms will offer some unique pieces of Iri(...)

Michael Collins at the launch of the Dáil loan, surrounded by many prominent figures from the Irish revolution including the mother of Patrick Pearse and the widows of Tom Clarke and Eamon Ceannt. Source: Irish Film Institute

On April 4th, 1919, Michael Collins’s motion to Dáil Éireann to approve a £250,000 Dáil loan was approved. Nothing was left to chance by the newly a(...)

`The Chief’, 1919. Eamon de Valera wearing a native American ceremonial head-dress.  Photograph: taken from Judging Dev, by Diarmaid Ferriter, published by Royal Irish Academy

How might we best understand – and commemorate – the revolution that occurred in Ireland a century ago? Was it largely determined by events on the isl(...)

Painting of the first Dáil by Norman Teeling. Countesy of the Oriel Gallery theoriel.com

January 21st, 2019 marks the centenary of the first meeting of Dáil Éireann, a landmark event in the evolution of an independent Ireland. The 1918 gen(...)

January 18th: The Paris Peace Conference opens. The tone is set early. French president Raymond Poincare declares: “You are assembled to repair the ev(...)

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