Variously described as “the most notorious woman in Europe” and “the most dangerous woman in the world”, “Chicago May” revealed no remorse in her autobiography for her actions

Are some people born to be criminals or do the circumstances of their lives make them so? The Irishwoman who became the notorious international crimin(...)

The Round Room in the Mansion House, site of a new exhibition to mark its 200th anniversary.

The Round Room of the Mansion House in Dublin is a monument to a round monarch. Now 200 years old and the site of a commemorative exhibition, it was b(...)

Cllr Deirdre Conroy on a motorbike in 2019. Photograph: Facebook

If anyone doubted Fianna Fáil’s genius for publicity they need only look at a bizarre video that emerged on social media last week. The History of Dei(...)

Kathleen Clarke

The Anglo Irish Truce came into effect on July 11th, 1921. Its signing was a culmination of contacts between British government officials and Irish Re(...)

Alice Lyons, Kathleen McKenna  and Ellie Lyons in  London. Photograph: EA Lawlor private collection/military archives

ELLIE and ALICE LYONS The sisters Ellie (born September 21st, 1889) and Alice Lyons (born July 30th, 1893), were from Dublin, the daughters of Edward (...)

Frank McKelvey, Fishing Boats on Donegal Coast (€4,500-€5,500), Adam’s Blackrock

RESULTS November 23rd Morgan O’Driscoll Irish and International Art sale Jug, William Scott €85,000 (€80,000-€120,000); Maam Valley, Paul Henry €66,(...)

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


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(...)

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