Lot 9, estimated at £700-£900 (€786-€1,010), is a pencil-drawn cartoon that appeared in ‘Punch’ magazine

“Do collectors who start with one first edition, one Penny Black, or one Ferrari, have any idea of where it’s going to end?” The question is posed by(...)

John Redmond: died 100 years ago

The Irish parliamentary tradition owes a debt to John Redmond, the Ceann Comhairle Seán Ó Fearghail has stated. Redmond was leader of the Irish Parl(...)

Theresa May and Arlene Foster: the DUP this week helped to kill the thing it purports to love – the power and prestige of Britain. Photograph: Carl Court/Getty

It has never seemed more apt that perhaps the greatest work of English literature, William Shakespeare’s King Lear, is about the consequences of a cap(...)

A demonstrator waves a Catalan separatist flag in Madrid, Spain. Photograph: Paul Hanna/Reuters

In seeking to smash the ballot boxes and the voters in last Sunday’s referendum on independence for Catalonia, the Spanish authorities inevitably scor(...)

Students demonstrate in Barcelona against the position of the Spanish government to ban the self-determination referendum of Catalonia. Photograph: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

The Parnell Monument which stands at the top of Dublin’s O’Connell Street is an almost 50m high triangular obelisk similar in prominence to the well k(...)

The new Terry Wogan sculpture, in Limerick: What do you do when there’s no ideology to be expressed, no larger national or imperial narrative to be given a sculptural form? Photograph: Alan Place

 I haven’t seen it in reality, but from photographic and video evidence, Rory Breslin’s new statue of Terry Wogan in Limerick seems to deserve mu(...)

John Moore (57) arrives at  Dublin District Court where he is charged with causing criminal damage to Eamon de Valera’s headstone in Glasnevin cemetery. Photograph: Collins Courts

A Dublin man accused of vandalising the headstone of former president and taoiseach Eamon de Valerahas told a court it was a “moment of madness”. Joh(...)

Think we’ve missed any important quotes? Let us know by submitting your suggestions here and we will publish a selection of the best 1(...)

A contemporary illustration of the Battle of Tallaght from the London Illustrated News

Events will take place across the country over the weekend to mark the Fenian rising of 1867. On March 5th, 1867 members of the Fenian movement stage(...)

Britain’s Prince Edward,  Duke of Kent, isshown the grave of Eamon de Valera during a visit to Glasnevin cemetery in May 2013. Photograph: Alan Betson

A Dublin man accused of vandalising the headstone of former president and taoiseach Eamon de Valera told gardaí he was guilty, a court has heard. Joh(...)

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