Photographic Genius Award: Fianna Fail’s Waterford TD Mary Butler got 31 colleagues, mostly TDs, to pose together for a photograph on Merrion Square to signal support for the No campaign in the abortion referendum. Photograph: Fianna Fáil

Politician of the season Simon Harris won plaudits from all sides of the Yes campaign for his handling of the abortion referendum campaign. The Mini(...)

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

Britain will formally recognise the first female MP elected to Westminster when the Vótáil 100 committee presents a portrait of Countess Constance Mar(...)

Commissioned artwork will  “commemorate 100 years of parliamentary democracy from the first Dáil Éireann”. Photograph: Alan Betson/ The Irish Times

The Oireachtas is to commission two pieces of artwork to mark 100 years of Dáil Éireann – at a cost of at least €64,000. It is proposed the paintings(...)

One of Oliver St John Gogarty’s favourite places for a summer outing was Lough Bray, Co Wicklow, in the mountains just beyond the border of Co Dublin.(...)

 The Spook of the Thirteenth Lock: giving Jim Larkin and James Connolly the epic musical treatment

A concept album in four movements based around the infamous 1913 Lockout in Dublin? If it doesn’t exactly sound like easy listening or a drivetime cla(...)

O’Connell Street during last year’s St Patrick’s Day parade in Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

He banished snakes from the country but people attending St Patrick’s Day parades around Ireland this weekend may well wish our patron saint had focus(...)

Sir Richard Wallace aged 70. Photograph: Copyright The Wallace Collection

They are first and foremost places to watch the river of life float by, to enjoy a busking troubadour or catch a whiff of Gauloises smoke. The public (...)

A performance of Thomas Adès’s ‘Powder Her Face’

There is history in the Irish National Opera’s name, and that history tells a lot about the troubled history of opera in Ireland.  The first Iri(...)

US house speaker Paul Ryan: has been invited to visit Ireland next January for the centenary of the first sitting of the Dáil. Photograph: Joshua Roberts/Reuters

Part of the job of Irish embassies is to host visiting delegations from the Oireachtas as they pass through the US capital. This week was particularl(...)

William Partridge: labour movement stalwart and 1916 rebel

Like a more famous protagonist of 1916, Patrick Pearse, William Partridge was the son of an Englishman who, in a reverse of the historic pattern, had (...)

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