“The Jacks” has fallen out of fashion to describe the Dublin men’s GAA team, even as their female counterparts have been reviving it, with a twist. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Along with the Mansion House Round Room itself, discussed here yesterday, the royal visit of 1821 may have bequeathed Dublin a small linguistic legacy(...)

James Duffy’s   publications catered to the burgeoning Catholic middle class in the middle decades of the 19th century

Ireland has a long and rich publishing history and among those who stand out in that history is James Duffy, who died 150 years ago on July 4th. “Judg(...)

The Irish delegation  (from left) Arthur Griffith, Eamonn Duggan, Erskine Childers, Michael Collins, George Gavan Duffy, Robert Barton and John Chartres. Photograph: Hulton Archive

IRISH DELEGATION Arthur Griffith (1871-1922): Arthur Griffith was the head of the Irish delegation to London and more than anyone else he was respons(...)

William Makepeace Thackeray: his Irishisms were well-pitched. Photograph: Hulton Archive/Getty Images

We are long used to hearing Irish mannerisms traduced by foreign interpreters, travel writers and filmmakers alike. Wild Mountain Thyme is only the la(...)

William Wordsworth’s sister Dorothy wrote of the daffodils that it ‘seemed as if they verily laughed with the wind that blew upon them’. Photograph: Russell Cheyne/Reuters

For a poem synonymous with solitude, William Wordsworth’s I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud was a surprisingly collaborative affair.  It was not the p(...)

President Michael D Higgins addresses the Legislative Assembly in Parliament House in Perth, Western Australia, on Tuesday. Photograph: EPA

President Michael D Higgins acknowledged that injustices were inflicted on the Aboriginal people by Irish emigrants in Australia in a landmark address(...)

President Michael D Higgins looks on as pupils at Scoil Bhride perform a set dance during his visit to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the school’s foundation.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

President Michael D Higgins joined 450 students and former pupils of Scoil Bhríde to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the country’s first Gaelscoil (...)