The 1916 banners at College Green Bank of Ireland, with images of Henry Grattan, Daniel O’Connell, Charles Stewart Parnell, and John Redmond, who described the Rising as ’wicked and insane’

Dubliners and visitors alike will be a little confused by the massive banners that Dublin City Council has affixed to the front of the Bank of Ireland(...)

The banner at College Green Bank of Ireland  is on the front of what was the Irish parliamentary building before the Act of Union in 1800.

Dublin City Council has defended its decision to put images of four constitutional politicians, three of whom had died long before 1916, on a banner c(...)

Yvonne Corcoran-Loftus, curator of the Michael Davitt Museum, said politicians of all political stripes had been approached about funding, with no success. Photograph: Keith Heneghan/Phocus

When the electricity bill comes in for the State’s only museum dedicated to international humanitarian and social reformer Michael Davitt, the volunta(...)

Charles Stewart Parnell addresses a joint session of the US Congress in 1880.	For all its significance – and despite the return of famine and violence to beleaguered rural Ireland in the late 1870s – Parnell’s speech was moderate and deferential. He described “the sufferings of the Irish people”, the New York Times reported, and took pains to avoid poisoning relations between the US and Britain

It was a measure of the influence and political power of Irish-Americans that Charles Stewart Parnell was invited to speak to a joint session of the U(...)

Leader of the Irish Parliamentary Party John Redmond (1856 - 1918, left) with Irish nationalist politician John Dillon (1851 - 1927), circa 1910. Photograph: Hulton Archive/Getty Images

On the night of May 18th, 1915, the Irish nationalist leader John Redmond was staying at the south Dublin home of his daughter Johanna and her husband(...)

Week 1, Lecture 1: Ireland in Rebellion An Introduction. Photograph: Trinity College Dublin/YouTube

Trinity College Dublin (TCD) has begun a free online history course to explain the Easter Rising and its origins. The 14 week course, which is availa(...)

‘Charlie Hebdo’ on a newsstand, O’Connell Street, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Many moderate Muslims see the support for Charlie Hebdo as “nothing more than the triumphalist hatred that the West has had for Islam almost since it(...)

D-Day veteran Michael d’Alton from Dalkey, Co Dublin, who was presented with the Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur  by Jean-Pierre Thebault, the French ambassador on board the French Navy Command and Support Ship Somme, in Dublin Port. Photograph: Eric Luke

The Parnell Summer School will take place from August 9th to 13th in the Avondale demesne, Charles Stewart Parnell’s ancestral home in Co Wicklow. Th(...)

Tiarnan O’Mahoney, one of three former Anglo Irish Bank officials on trial at the Dublin Circuit Criminal Court, should not be used as a “whipping boy or proxy” to vent against those responsible for the collapse of the bank, a jury has been told. Photograph: Court Collins.

Tiarnan O’Mahoney, one of three former Anglo Irish Bank officials on trial at the Dublin Circuit Criminal Court, should not be used as a “whipping boy(...)

September 1913: The Irish Times published WB Yeats’s poem, then called Romance in Ireland, on September 8th, 1913; he sent it as a letter about plans to establish a municipal art gallery in Dublin

Before he made his name as a poet WB Yeats was a prolific journalist, contributing to dozens of newspapers, magazines and periodicals on matters of(...)

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