Filip Gnitecki practises guitar at Trinity Comprehensive School, Ballymun, Dublin.

Ireland’s education system is a paradox. Abroad, international schools are slurping up our highly-trained teachers for both primary and secondary leve(...)

Lizzie Lee in action at the European Cross Country Championships in Slovakia. Photograph: Inpho

Most athletes will tell you that age is but a number, and Lizzie Lee is certainly no exception. She turns 38 next week, and nearly two years on from r(...)

Constance Markievicz. Her socialist republicanism did not stop her collaboration with women who disagreed with her ideas about state sovereignty and economic organisation.

In this newspaper, Conor Gallagher reported the Belfast rape trial as “in terms of public interest…one of the largest in the country for many years”, (...)

View of Sackville Street (O’Connell Street) and the Liffey at Eden Quay in Dublin at the time of the Easter Rising. Photograph: PA

Footage of the architects of Irish independence unseen for a century has been made available online. Easter Rising 1916 leaders Michael Collins and É(...)

There are “decades where nothing happens, and there are weeks where decades happen,” Lenin wrote of the tumultuous days of the Bolshevik revolution. H(...)

Micheline Sheehy Skeffington, granddaughter of leading Irish suffragette Hanna Sheehy Skeffington, re-enacts smashing the windows in Dublin Castle over 100 years ago. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

“History is just one damned thing after another,” said the historian Arnold Toynbee. Nonsense. History is lots of things happening at the same time, b(...)

April 23rd: The History Hedge School. The cause of Labour? - the 1918 general strike against conscription Padraig Yeates, Sarah Ann Buckley, Todd Morr(...)

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(...)

Women on a suffrage march carry 617 arrows, each representing a conviction of a suffragette. Photograph: Mansell/Time Life Pictures/Getty Images

The Irish suffrage movement, with a membership of about 3,000, was made up of nationalist, unionist and those who refused to take either side. It was (...)

Fr Joseph Mallin in 2006 at his father’s cell on the 1916 landing in Kilmainham Gaol where he visited his father on the  May 8th, 1916 , the day he was executed for his command of the Irish Citizens Army in the St Stephens Green area during the Easter Rising. Fr Malin was aged two  at the time and remembers the visit. Photograph: Alan Betson

President Michael D Higgins is attending a memorial mass for Fr Joseph Mallin who was the last surviving child of one of the executed leaders of the E(...)

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