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Senator Michael McDowell has spoken out against the prosecution of a British soldier for murder on Bloody Sunday 47 years ago. Photograph: Collins Courts

Former tánaiste and minister for justice, Senator Michael McDowell has spoken out against the prosecution of a British soldier for murder on Bloody Su(...)

Sligo Gaol

County: Sligo Incident: Jailbreak at Sligo Gaol Date: June 26th, 1920 The widow of a TD who was executed during the Civil War took her own life 14 ye(...)

Lea-Wilson's widow, Dr Marie Lea-Wilson, came to prominence when a painting she purchased at an auction in 1924 turned out to be identified in 1990 as Caravaggio's masterpiece.

County: Wexford Incident: Killing of RIC officer Percival Lea-Wilson Date: June 15th, 1920 Fatalities: 1 IRA volunteers in Wexfor(...)

Protest meeting in 1918 in Ballaghaderreen, Co Roscommon, against conscription in Ireland. In April that year,  Lloyd George’s government had given itself the power to extend conscription to Ireland. Photograph: Photo12/UIG/Getty Images

Such is the drama of violence that it is easy to forget that the most important moment in the creation of an independent Irish State was a democratic (...)

  Eimar O’Duffy: wrote a string of books and plays that had many admirers in their time, and may now be making a comeback

In April 1915, this newspaper made brief mention of a double bill to be presented the following week in the Irish Theatre, on Dublin’s Hardwicke Stree(...)

Members of the Association of Retired Commissioned Officers (ARCO) conducting a Wreath Laying Ceremony in the Garden of Remembrance to remember and commemorate the participants in the 1916 Easter Rising. At the ceremony were members of the 39th Cadet Class and 40th Cadet Class who marched in the Easter Parade on  April 10th 1966. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

The part played by the Defence Forces in rescuing migrants in the Mediterranean has highlighted how Ireland has taken its place among the nations of t(...)

Tom Kettle, Irish Patriot, Essayist, Poet and British Soldier.

Thomas Michael Kettle (1880-1916) is a person of another time. His memory is shrouded in the fog of the Great War in which he lost his life, and of w(...)

 Mick O’Dea’s portrait of Eamon de Valera. In Tom Murphy’s An Aspect of the Rising, the prostitute  works herself into erotic ecstasies by unleashing a torrent of blistering invective towards the Long Fellow. Photograph:  Nick Bradshaw

Of all the myths of Easter 1916, perhaps the most misleading is that the Rising was relentlessly mythologised. That may have been true in the politic(...)

The O’Rahilly

This poem was commissioned by the Irish Writers Centre as part of the centenary celebrations. Tomorrow’s poem is We Carried it to Here as Best W(...)

Commemoration ceremony for Con Keating, Daniel Sheehan and Charlie Monahan who drowned when the car they were in went off the pier at Ballykissane pier outside Killorglin on Good Friday night 1916. Photograph: Ronan McGreevy

Three Irish Volunteers who were the first three fatalities of the Easter Rising were commemorated in Co Kerry on Thursday morning. Con Keating, Dani(...)

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