Eamon Devalera

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Statue of Robert Emmet on Embassy Row at 24th Street and Massachusetts Avenue, Washington: How Lincoln came to be familiar with Emmet’s speech is not known. Photograph: Carol M Highsmith/Buyenlarge/Getty

On a leafy corner of northwest Washington stands a statue of Irish nationalist hero Robert Emmet. The bronze statue is one of four scattered around (...)

A plaque marking the site of the Soloheadbeg ambush in Co Tipperary. The incident on January 21st, 1919, involved the first shots fired in the War of Independence. Photograph: Ronan McGreevy

Áras an Uachtaráin has declined to say why President Michael D Higgins turned down an invitation to attend an event in Co Tipperary later in January c(...)

Joe Duffy: “The punters knew the banks were dodgy before the politicians did.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

When Joe Duffy was a child in Ballyfermot he came upon two adult neighbours having a row. He did what Joe Duffy does to this day. He got involved. “I (...)

Micheál Martin: “The history of the Irish revolution belongs to no party.” Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin used a commemoration of the 100th anniversary of Éamon de Valera’s election to the House of Commons in a famous by-e(...)

Prince Charles lays a wreath to the dead of the 1916 Easter Rising during a visit to Glasnevin Cemetery in Dublin Ireland on Friday. Photograph:   Aidan Crawley/EPA

Prince Charles has laid wreaths in honour of the Irish and British people who died in the first and second World Wars and in the Easter Rising at Glas(...)

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‘A show that looks like it could have been shot on a borrowed phone while someone keeps sketch for the security guards’

“Don’t try and make sense of something that doesn’t make sense,” insists a talking fish. “It’s completely arbitrary.” A trout, with a molasses-thick L(...)

From left to right: Congressman Brendan Boyle; chief operating officer for the Architect of the Capitol Christine Merdon;  Congressman Mick Mulvaney; House of Representatives chaplain Fr Patrick Conroy and Taoiseach Enda Kenny

There were no jokes about whether the new Irish oak would lean left or right when liberal Democrat congressman Brendan Boyle and his conservative Repu(...)

Erskine Childers: strongly opposed the Treaty, siding with de Valera against Collins

Robert Erskine Childers is associated with 12 Bushy Park Road and also Glendalough House, which belonged to his mother’s family the Bartons in Annamoe(...)

 Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams listens from his table as he is introduced at a fundraiser in New York in 1999. Seated next to Adams is businessman Pat Donaghy, a major donor.

The drink flowed as diners chewed on filet mignon and enjoyed a rousing political speech in between traditional Irish songs performed by a band in on(...)