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Women on a suffrage march carry 617 arrows, each representing a conviction of a suffragette. Photograph: Mansell/Time Life Pictures/Getty Images

The Irish suffrage movement, with a membership of about 3,000, was made up of nationalist, unionist and those who refused to take either side. It was (...)

Micheline Sheehy Skeffington, re-enacts smashing the windows in Dublin Castle  pictured being arrested by RIC man Rob McCarthy. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

More than a century ago, a cartoon appeared in the Irish media featuring a glamorously dressed woman smashing a window with a hammer. On each pane wer(...)

 George Bernard Shaw on a visit in Los Angeles answering questions from the American journalists around him. Photograph:  Keystone-France/Gamma-Keystone via Getty Images

As we contend with the seeming war against the free press that certain American politicians have embarked on, it might be prudent to revisit George Be(...)

 Sir Edward Carson: he  was  willing to carry resistance to Home Rule to almost any length, legal or illegal. Photograph:    Hulton Archive/Getty Images
Edward Carson’s long shadow

Unlike Margaret Thatcher, an Irishman who toyed with treason and brought Ireland to the brink of bloody civil conflict was given a state funeral by th(...)

Women on the platfrom of Connolly Station, Dublin, in 1971, prior to boarding the Belfast train to travel to buy contraceptives, which were illegal in the Republic at the time. Photograph: The Irish Times

In 1913, 100 years ago, Irish feminists were poised between two momentous events: the passage of the Third Home Rule Bill through the UK parlia(...)