Mary Coughlan celebrating her appointment as Minister for Agriculture in 2004. Photograph: Frank Miller

After Constance Markievicz, Ireland had no woman at cabinet for 60 years. In the past century, there have been just 19 female ministers - and two fema(...)

Constance Markievicz in the uniform of the Irish Citizen Army.

A colourful and striking figure, Constance Markievicz could not be said at first glance to be a typical revolutionary of that revolutionary time. Born(...)

 Lissadell House in Sligo is now owned by barristers Constance Cassidy and Eddie Walsh

The State rejected for cost reasons the idea of acquiring Lissadell House and estate in Sligo, childhood home of Constance Markievicz, one of the lead(...)

‘The Punishments of China’ (1801) illustrates various punishments including the gruesome ‘Hamestringing a Malefactor’. The estimate at Purcell Auctioneers is (€600-€800)

A fascinating, private Irish collection of rare, collectible and unusual books from the library of the late Mr Gill Ruttledge will go under the hammer(...)

Michael Mallin and Countess Markievicz being escorted away by government troops, Easter Rising 1916. Photograph: National Museum of Ireland

England’s “800 years of oppression” in Ireland can be officially extended – by 25 minutes. Along with Trevelyan’s corn, it turns out they also (...)

Members of the Cassidy family; (from left),  Eddie, John, Constance, Eleanor, Jane, Harry and Kate, after their Supreme Court win this morning.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The owners of Sligo’s Lissadell House have secured a Supreme Court ruling that there are no public rights of way across most of four routes through th(...)