Brigid of Kildare: a fearless negotiator who secured women’s property rights, and freed trafficked women

History is filled with stories of great deeds, the exploits of rebels, patriots and politicians, writers and artists, scientists and innovators. They (...)

 Independent Mattie McGrath was among those to contribute as the Dáil debated the latest developments in the broadband plan. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Can’t wait to see Katherine Zappone’s frock when she hits the red carpet at the Ifta awards. Hollywood Boulevard meets Dawson Street. It’ll be wall-t(...)

Lea Taylor and Nicola Wright dressed in Suffragettes costume hold a mock protest on the Royal Mile on February 6th, 2018 in Edinburgh, Scotland. Photograph:  Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

The Irish State “failed women for far too long,” Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht Josepha Madigan has said. Much of the idealism of the(...)

Sinn Féin president-elect Mary Lou McDonald, ICTU general secretary Patricia King and Labour Senator Ivana Bacik at the graveside commemoration of Constance Markievicz at  Glasnevin Cemetery.   Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Irish revolutionary Constance Markievicz was remembered on the 150th anniversary of her birth on Sunday for her contributions to feminism, nationa(...)

Main bedroom of 60 Leinster Road is its grandest room

The play Six Degrees of Separation by John Guane explored the existential theme that everyone in the world is connected by a chain of no more than six(...)

A meeting in Ballaghaderreen, Co Roscommon, to protest against the extension of conscription to Ireland. Photograph: George Rinhart/Corbis via Getty Images

One hundred years ago the first World War ended and Ireland embarked on a course of action that led rapidly to the independent Irish State. After a re(...)

Countess Constance markievicz as a captain in the rish Citizen Army.

One of the most significant developments of the last century, the centenary of which will be commemorated next year, was the Representation of the Peo(...)

Constance Markievicz: like all Sinn Féin MPs she was elected on an abstentionist platform

A portrait of Constance Markievicz is to be presented to the House of Commons as part of a programme of events to mark 100 years since women got the v(...)

At William Partridge’s graveside: Trade unionist Des Geraghty (left) said  Partridge, who died in 1917,  “exposed the atrocious living conditions of workers and their families in the whole of Dublin during his lifetime”. Photograph: Patsy McGarry

Trade unionist Des Geraghty has recalled how a Dublin Corporation study in 1903 established that “virtually 60 per cent of Dublin families, with an av(...)

Fr Joseph Mallin. His documents, given to the OPW and Kilmainham Gaol, provide an account of Michael Mallin’s last days leading up to his trial and execution.

Documents and recollections of 1916 Easter Rising leader Michael Mallin’s military trial and execution, written by his son Joseph Mallin, were donated(...)

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