A Cumann na mBan protest outside Mountjoy prison during the  War of Independence. Kathleen Mary Napoli was informed she was not eligible for a pension because she was not a member of the organisation

A woman whose work was considered vital in countering British propaganda during the War of Independence was turned down for both a pension and a war m(...)

  Dan Hogan had all the confidence of a new generation rising to power. Photograph: Courtesy of Monaghan County Museum

While the St Valentine’s Day Massacre was sealing the notoriety of Chicago 90 years ago this week, the effects of a rather more modest act of violence(...)

Concrete jungle: the US embassy in Dublin, designed by John M Johansen and completed in 1964. Photograph: Paul Tierney/Dublin City Council

Ugly, hated and dated, it can feel as if the years between 1940 and 1970 were wilderness ones in Ireland: decades that taste and time forgot. As our n(...)

University of Limerick president  Prof Desmond Fitzgerald:  “I want to assure families and students that the information is accurate – and we will continue to improve the system.” Photograph: Alan Place

The president of University of Limerick (UL) has played down concerns that hundreds of students may have received incorrect exam results over a period(...)

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(...)

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