Isaac Butt

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Fred Deane, caretaker at St Ann’s Church, Dawson Street, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Standing before the impressive Neo-Romanesque doorway of St Ann’s Church of Ireland on Dublin’s Dawson Street, Fred Deane is handing out leaflets for (...)

Question 100: What was Father Ted’s routine explanation for alleged financial misconduct?

What was Father Ted’s money doing? What did Mary Robinson’s electors rock in 1990? And could Lindsay Lohan play soccer for the Republic of Ireland? (...)

A post man by the Border. Photograph by Terence Spencer/The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images

The increasing threat of a hard Brexit means we could shortly see a return to a hard Border in Ireland. Here, we look back at how Northern Ireland (...)

Guinness archivist Eibhlin Roche with a model  of the ‘WM Barkley’

It’s a popular Dublin prejudice that Guinness doesn’t travel well out of the city, especially overseas. But however true this is in peacetime, it was (...)

At William Partridge’s graveside: Trade unionist Des Geraghty (left) said  Partridge, who died in 1917,  “exposed the atrocious living conditions of workers and their families in the whole of Dublin during his lifetime”. Photograph: Patsy McGarry

Trade unionist Des Geraghty has recalled how a Dublin Corporation study in 1903 established that “virtually 60 per cent of Dublin families, with an av(...)

Showman: William Bourke Cockran  addresses a rally in  San Francisco. Photograph: FPG/Hulton Archive/Getty

On the corner of Fifth Avenue and 58th Street in Manhattan, roughly where Apple’s flagship Fifth Avenue retail store is located today, once stood the (...)

Edgy: work by John Coyle and Gary Coyle in Now Came Still Evening On at the Dock, Carrick-on-Shannon

NOW CAME STILL EVENING ON: JOHN COYLE AND GARY COYLE The Dock, Carrick-on-Shannon, Co Leitrim ***** Although he was born in Scotland, the pa(...)

Ireland’s Eye seen in the background as a group of swimmers take to the sea in Malahide in July of this year. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

On sunny weekend days, the little boats that take people to Ireland’s Eye - a small, rocky island just off Howth Harbour in Dublin - are routinely ful(...)

The certificate granting the ‘Freedom of the City of Dublin’ to the artist Sir John Lavery in 1935 has turned up after 80 years and is to be sold at auction later this month. Photograph: Fine Art & Collectibles Auctioneers & Valuers

The certificate granting the Freedom of the City of Dublin to the artist Sir John Lavery in 1935 has turned up after 80 years and is to be sold at auc(...)

Phoenix Terrace lies perpendicular to Rock Road, almost opposite the Blackrock Clinic, with views of Blackrock Park and Dublin Bay. Built in the 18(...)

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