Ernest Blythe (holding hat) in the funeral procession for Michael Collins, 1922. Photograph: Courtesy of National Library of Ireland.

It was no secret to his friends or enemies that Ernest Blythe could be as two-faced as the shilling he took off the old age pension in 1924.   H(...)

The Armada table sold at Adam’s Country House Collections sale for €360,000 dates from 1558

Going, going: but not gone. The Armada table of the O’Briens, princes of Thomond, has been sold at auction for €360,000. Made from the timbers of a sh(...)

 I The door knocker of the Headquarters of the Irish Georgian Society on South William Street. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

It was a brief letter to The Irish Times from Desmond Guinness that got the ball rolling. Writing in July 1957, he lamented that the old Georgian Soci(...)

WT  Cosgrave, former President of the Executive Council of the Irish Free State, and his son  Liam Cosgrave (right) at the Phoenix Park races in 1960

Liam Cosgrave was an uncompromising and often controversial political figure. His record as taoiseach between 1973 and 1977 was mixed but he can be cr(...)

Minister for Education Richard Bruton: “very impressed” with whistleblowers. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Minister for Education Richard Bruton has said he believes the University of Limerick whistleblowers who have made allegations over financial practice(...)

An architectural drawing on display in the House and Home exhibition

As the debate over the housing crisis carries over into another year – conducted chiefly at the level of a political blame game – the Irish Architectu(...)

Irish Times journalists covered a wide range of subjects and topics in what was a very busy year in news.   Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

1. Fintan O’Toole had two pieces written depending on the outcome of the US election. He was ready to publish one within milliseconds of the official (...)

Inside the GPO: Robert Ballagh’s depiction – which includes the injured James Connolly on a stretcher – is on show at Glasnevin Cemetery. Painting courtesy of the artist and of the photographer Ciaran Rooney

On April 7th, 1966, The Irish Times published a supplement to mark the 50th anniversary of the Rising. It contained this first-hand account in which (...)

 The Irish flag is lowered outside the GPO by army personnel. RTÉ has released  50 audio and visual recordings from its archives to coincide with the centenary of the Rising.  File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The RTÉ drama Rebellion is noteworthy for its portrayal of women as being front and centre of the fighting during the Easter Rising, but the real wome(...)

Prof Roy Foster: “I think they were very carefully planned to avoid the pitfalls of crude triumphalism.” Photograph: The Irish Times

The Government has got the balance right in how it plans to commemorate Easter 1916, distinguished Irish historian Prof Roy Foster has said. Speaking(...)

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