The plaque was unveiled by Lord Mayor Alison Gilliland, pictured here with Historian Cecelia Hartsell, at the Irish Film Institute, Eustace Street, Temple Bar, formerly the Friends’ Meeting House. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

The 1845 Dublin visit of anti-slavery campaigner Frederick Douglass has been commemorated with a plaque in Dublin city. Born into slavery in Marylan(...)

Nettie Washington Douglass, great-great granddaughter of Frederick Douglass, visiting the Mansion House in Dublin.

Anti-slavery campaigner Frederick Douglass was “for the first time in his life able to feel like a human being, not judged by his colour”, when he vis(...)

Frederick Douglass: escaped slavery and became a prominent abolitionist, orator and writer. Photograph: MPI/Getty Images

A direct descendant of American abolitionist, social reformer, writer and statesman Frederick Douglass will join a star from the hit musical Hamilton (...)

The Imperial Hotel in Cork: general manager Bastien Peyraud said when it closed for the first lockdown in March 2020, it was the first time the building had fully shut its doors in more than 200 years.

Hotel and related tourism accommodation owners are optimistic about the reopening of the hospitality sector to non-essential guests today after severa(...)

Henry “Box” Brown: born into slavery in Virginia, he hit on the ingenious idea of getting himself posted as dry goods to a state where slavery had been abolished years earlier

What is the most exciting thing you’ve done in the past year? For me, it was when I had a good reason to venture outside my permitted 5km range. As I (...)

What white people can do next: Hazel Chu and Emma Dabiri. Photographs: Dara Mac Dónaill and Joanne O’Brien

Emma Dabiri, the author, historian, and TV presenter, and Hazel Chu, the Green Party politician and Lord Mayor of Dublin, both share an experience o(...)

US vice-president Kamala Harris participates in a virtual bilateral meeting with Taoiseach Micheál Martin. Photograph:  Alex Wong/Getty

The St Patrick’s Day celebrations may have been muted in Washington due to the pandemic, but a little touch of Ireland was still visible at the White (...)

Taoiseach Micheál Martin speaking with US  vice-president Kamala Harris via video link from Government Buildings in Dublin. Photograph: Julien Behal Photography/PA Wire

America’s commitment to Ireland remains “steadfast and strong”, US vice-president Kamala Harris said on Wednesday as she held her first bilateral meet(...)

Frederick Douglass: escaped slavery and became a prominent abolitionist, orator and writer. Photograph: MPI/Getty Images

More than 175 years after Frederick Douglass embarked on a four-month visit to Ireland, the first all-island symposium to mark the occasion takes plac(...)

Vaccination against Covid-19 has been developed and is being tested. File photograph: iStock

In 1944, a somewhat cranky old man wrote a long letter to The Irish Times in which he gave out about “the dangerous and grossly unscientific operation(...)

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