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‘One of the cheering things in Ireland over the last few decades has been [the development of] a multicultural society which has gone hand-in-hand with secularisation and the opening of borders,’ says historian Roy Foster. Illustration: Dearbhla Kelly

Roy Foster: ‘As long as Irish politics operate fairly effectively, the country has a good future’ It wasn’t all about faith and fatherland. The lead(...)

Crowds outside the GPO in Dublin in the aftermath of the Easter Rising. The details of the national conference on the 1916 Easter Rising have been announced. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The details of the national conference on the 1916 Easter Rising have been announced. The conference is one of the last setpiece events of the centen(...)

The Waking the Feminists symposium at  Fordham University

The Waking the Feminists movement has spread its campaign to New York, with two events in the city this week. On Sunday, a symposium on the protest(...)

An emigrant classic:  A 2001 Abbey Theatre production of  Whistle in the Dark by Tom Murphy

As we enter this era of intensive commemoration of the “conservative revolutionaries” who planned and initiated the Irish Revolution and establishe(...)