Eunan O Halpin

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April 23rd: The History Hedge School. The cause of Labour? - the 1918 general strike against conscription Padraig Yeates, Sarah Ann Buckley, Todd Morr(...)

Members of the Defence Forces during the first major event in Ireland to mark the centenary of the 1916 Rising, at Dublin Castle last year. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Commemoration of historic events and remembering those who died in conflicts invariably involves making moral judgements on the participants and the j(...)

For John Redmond, the Irish Convention represented the final hope of rescuing some form of agreed Home Rule while the war continued. But he died a broken man in March 1918, a month before the convention produced its split report.

Tuesday marks the centenary of the inauguration of the Irish Convention, convened in Regent House in Trinity College Dublin to attempt to thrash out a(...)

West Cork History Festival organiser Dr Simon Kingston

The organisers of a history festival in west Cork are hoping its examination of some of the most controversial events of the Irish revolutionary perio(...)

Kenny did what no other Fine Gael taoiseach has done by winning a second consecutive term in office

When assessing the legacy of William T Cosgrave, the leader of the Free State government from 1922-32, historian Eunan O’Halpin suggested there were “(...)

Parliament Buildings, Stormont. An idea in circulation is ‘joint authority’, which the SDLP endorsed in recent weeks as an alternative to direct rule from London. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP/Getty Images

Last Friday, British prime minister Theresa May went to Glasgow to affirm fidelity to an idea that has seldom looked shakier. Rejectin(...)

US ambassador  the UN Samantha Power:  Irish emigrant children, such as Power, have become significant figures in the governance of the societies to which their parents migrated. Photograph: Bryan R Smith/AFP/Getty Images

The centenary year of 2016 has been an extraordinary success for the State, for the people of Ireland and for the Irish diaspora. It has also been re(...)

A British Pathé image of IRA volunteers on patrol on Grafton Street in Dublin.

Film footage covering the Irish revolution has been colourised and put into a feature length documentary. Revolution in Colour tells the story of th(...)

An Irish soldier holds  a copy of the 1916 Proclamation  outside the GPO  in Dublin. File photograph: Paul Faith/AFP/Getty Images

The 1916 Proclamation is neither a sacred text nor a democratic constitution in embryo, but a hastily-improvised and fragmentary speech. Largely wri(...)

Leslie Greer (98), who worked as an analyst in Bletchley Park during the second World War. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

One woman’s role in the extraordinary work carried out in Bletchley Park, Britain’s second World War code-breaking and intelligence-analysing centre, (...)

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