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Cork Rebels for Peace Rally outside Cork City Hall.  Photograph: Barry Roche

Cork is an open, welcoming city that rejects the politics of hate fomented by far right groups under the guise of seeking to protect freedom of speech(...)

Louie Bennett. She kept the union she founded independent of Liberty Hall and male unions on the basis that women’s concerns would always take second place in male-dominated unions.

Louie Bennett, who was born 150 years ago on January 7th, was well known in 20th-century Ireland as a feminist, trade unionist and journalist but it w(...)

A report published by the Health Information and Quality Authority (Hiqa)  criticised the institutional setting of the home. Photograph: iStock

Disabled residents at a Co Donegal care home were found to have restricted rights to their own property and control of their finances following two in(...)

Margaret Skinnider was one of more than 200 members of Cumann na mBan whose applications are contained in the archive.The files outline the women’s injuries, the risks they took and their heavy involvement in military action during the 1916 Rising and the Civil War.

County: Dublin Incident: Easter Rising Date: April 24-29th, 1916 The Irish Citizen Army assault on St Stephen’s Green during Easter Week 1916 was des(...)

A Garda at the scene of a fatal stabbing in Finsbury Park, Dundrum, Dublin. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins

Gardaí have begun an investigation into the fourth stabbing attack in recent days, with the latest victim suffering wounds to his face. The incident(...)

Karl Marx: Sometimes Mason’s need to frame his arguments in terms of what the German philosopher wrote or thought becomes a drag on his overall message. Illustration: Hulton Archive/Getty

The demonstrations against the introduction of water charges in 2014 were a clear example, whether you agreed with them or not, of how mass public pro(...)

The save Moore Street campaign joins hands to mark the 10th anniversary of the Arms Around Moore Street protest. Photograph Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

A survey of terraced houses in Moore Street associated with the Easter Rising has shown most of the buildings were not there in 1916. The Government (...)

A 1968 “teach-in” at Earlsfort Terrace. Two of the Students for Democratic Action’s founders are in the photograph: Ruairí Quinn (with hand on head) and Una Claffey  (wearing  a beret). Photograph: Copyright Bill Hastings

Whenever I walk or drive past that tall building in Ballsbridge, I see him staring right at me. This is despite the fact that he exists only in my ima(...)

Tom Johnson was the leader of the Labour Party from 1917 to 1927 and the leader of the opposition in the absence of anti-Treaty politicians between 1922 and 1927

The Democratic Programme, one of four seminal documents adopted by the first Dáil, set out the vision for a new Republic upon which the War of Indepen(...)

Connacht’s Jack Carty celebrates his match-winning try with Caolin Blade in the Challenge Cup game against Bordeuax-Begles at  Stade Chaban-Delmas. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Bordeaux-Begles 27 Connacht 33 It took a late piece of brilliance from new Ireland squad member Jack Carty to ensure Connacht qualified for a 10th Eu(...)

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