Dermot Morgan as Father Trendy. The image features in a new exhibition at the National Photographic Archive marking 60 years of television in Ireland. Photograph: John Rowe/RTÉ

This twangs the memory chords, bringing it all back. There’s Rashers and Toucher in Strumpet City; Jimmy O’Dea with Maureen Potter; Charles Haughey an(...)

Private Patrick Kelly was killed alongside Garda Gary Sheehan by the Provisional IRA at a shoot out during the rescue of businessman Don Tidey in December 1983. Image courtesy of the Kelly family.

The family of the only Irish soldier to be killed during the Troubles has called for an end to the “orchestrated nationwide campaign of misinformation(...)

None of what is happening in Tallaght is invisible or secret. There are at least a hundred crack houses known to local communities in the area

I always knew there were at least two Irelands, that our culture had an extreme capacity for mental compartmentalisation. Ireland was never just “here(...)

Betty Williams speaking in Athlone, Co Westmeath in February 1977.  Photograph: Peter Thursfield

The first volume of Irish women’s speeches showcases how women’s speeches Inspired and drove change in Ireland  There has long be(...)

Mhac an tSaoi’s  poetry spoke ‘to and from the intimate experience of women at a time when women’s voices were largely inaudible’. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Máire Mhac an tSaoi Born: April 4th, 1922 Died: October 16th, 2021 Máire Mhac an tSaoi, who has died aged 99, was one of Ireland’s foremost Irish lan(...)

Within two years of his election to the Dáil, Albert Reynolds was appointed to cabinet under Charles Haughey

Showman and dealmaker defied detractors when he brokered peace in North It was a Sunday sometime in the late 1960s. My father and I were trundli(...)

Apartment M, Coliemore Apartments, Coliemore Road, Dalkey, Co Dublin

When Mary Flaherty and her late husband, Alexis FitzGerald jnr, stood on the path at the front of Coliemore Apartments overlooking Dalkey Island and h(...)

  Taoiseach Garret FitzGerald signing the Anglo-Irish Agreement, with  British prime minister Margaret Thatcher on November 15th, 1985. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

British diplomat David Goodall, who died five years ago this weekend, was a key figure in the negotiations that led to the 1985 Anglo-Irish Agreement.(...)

The 10th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth’s visit to Ireland is tomorrow, Wednesday. File photograph: The Irish Times

As we mark the 10th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth’s visit tomorrow I recall two other events that happened that same day: Garret FitzGerald died; and(...)

“My vaccination text had warned ‘be on time’, adding – a little tautologically – ‘but do not arrive more than five minutes before your appointment’.” Photograph: Chaiwat Subprasom/Getty Images

Out walking in Kilmainham on Tuesday – near the old gaol, ominously – I learned the news that I was to be shot at dawn. Well okay, not dawn, exactly. (...)

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