John Lynch  was shot dead by a raiding party of self-described ‘military’, who later claimed they had acted in self-defence. The hotel’s night porter told a different story.

In its “From the Archives” section on Wednesday, the London Times mentioned the strange circumstances in which one John Lynch, from Kilmallock, Co Lim(...)

Great Irish movies: Eamonn Owens as Francie Brady in The Butcher Boy, directed by Neil Jordan

IN VERY PARTICULAR ORDER, HERE’S OUR (CURRENTLY DEFINITIVE) PICK OF THE GREATEST IRISH MOVIES EVER MADE No sane person will sincerely claim that(...)

The McSharry and Kennedy building families want to build 105 apartments fronting onto Herbert Park, on the site of three Edwardian villas. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Efforts are underway to preserve the final home of The O’Rahilly, who died in the 1916 Rising. It follows proposals for its demolition to make way for(...)

James Ryan: “I’d say I’m a bit more comfortable in my skin now. When I was just coming in, there was an element of earning your stripes and things like that.” Photograph:  Brian Reilly-Troy/Inpho

This is a defining day for the country and, these things being entirely relative, possibly for the Irish rugby team as well. But as an aside to the da(...)

Locked and loaded: The Roaring Banshees

The Roaring Banshees Smock Alley Theatre, Dublin 7.30pm (Sat mat 2.30pm) smockalley.com Seven women take refuge in a church following a mission gone (...)

Fred Deane, caretaker at St Ann’s Church, Dawson Street, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Standing before the impressive Neo-Romanesque doorway of St Ann’s Church of Ireland on Dublin’s Dawson Street, Fred Deane is handing out leaflets for (...)

Commemorative plaque at  former home of Countess  Markievicz in Rathmines. L-R, Lord Mayor  Paul McAuliffe,  Charles and Olivia Crichton-Stuart,  great grandniece of  Markievicz, and their children Angus (9) and Amelia (7). Photograph: Tom Honan

Sitting inconspicuously in a terrace of Victorian red-brick houses on a south Dublin road is Surrey House, a one-time nerve centre of Irish republican(...)

Dervish are to be given a special reception by Sligo County Council to mark the band’s 30 years of performing. Photograph: Colin Gillen/framelight.ie

Sligo-based traditional music group Dervish are to be given a special reception by Sligo County Council to mark 30 years of the band performing. The (...)

   The Surface Breaks author Louise O’Neill. Her new book   takes the darkness and misogyny of Hans Christian Andersen’s Little Mermaid and brings it to the surface

It says something about President Michael D Higgins that he’s inspired not one but two successful picture books. Following the enormously popular The (...)

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