Donal Kinsella, former depputy chairman of the Kenmare mining group, pictured at the Four Courts for a Court of Appeal hearing against the €10 million award he received for defamation. Photograph: Collins Courts

The Court of Appeal has cut a €10 million libel award – the highest ever in the State – against mining company Kenmare Resources to €250,000. The €10(...)

Sinn Féin leaders  1919. Thirty-six elected members were in jail. P Maloney on left in second row. Photograph: Hulton Archive

PJ Moloney (1871-1947), my great-grandfather, was elected for Tipperary South in the UK general election that took place just weeks following the end (...)

Founder of the paramilitary Ulster Volunteer Force Edward Carson. Photogrpah: by Central Press/Getty Images
The North and 1918

The year 1918 has for long been seen as a critical turning point in the emergence of the Irish revolution. Constitutional nationalism continued its re(...)

Auction Results Wednesday (March 14th) Sotheby’s, London. The Political Cartoon Collection of Jeffrey Archer. Among lots of Irish interest were: Lot(...)

Eamon de Valera speaking in 1969. Photograph: The Irish Times

Eamon de Valera was never a republican, and his support and that of other Irish nationalist leaders for an Irish republic during the War of Independen(...)

Éamon de Valera with members of the cabinet during the inauguration of the Constitution in 1937. Photograph: Hulton Archive

How stands the Constitution 80 years after the Irish electorate approved it? Éamon de Valera saw it as a crucial document in the quest for increased s(...)

John Moore (57) arrives at  Dublin District Court where he is charged with causing criminal damage to Eamon de Valera’s headstone in Glasnevin cemetery. Photograph: Collins Courts

A Dublin man accused of vandalising the headstone of former president and taoiseach Eamon de Valerahas told a court it was a “moment of madness”. Joh(...)

‘France was France without Alsace and Lorraine...Ireland is Ireland without the North.” Eamon de Valera’s remark to the New York Times in 1963 capture(...)

A purge of senior gardaí by Eamon de Valera’s government in 1941 prompted an impassioned plea for justice from Eamonn (Ned) Coogan, father of the writ(...)

Britain’s Prince Edward,  Duke of Kent, isshown the grave of Eamon de Valera during a visit to Glasnevin cemetery in May 2013. Photograph: Alan Betson

A Dublin man accused of vandalising the headstone of former president and taoiseach Eamon de Valera told gardaí he was guilty, a court has heard. Joh(...)

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