James Connolly

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 ‘Class and ideology have clearly always been central to Irish housing policy.’ Photograph: Ben Birchall/PA Wire

On April 29th, 1949, Timothy Murphy, the Labour Party minister for local government, died suddenly while he was addressing an interparty meeting in Fe(...)

In fear of assassination: Sean O’Callaghan in London in 2013. Photograph: Andrew Testa/New York Times

Sean O’Callaghan Born: October 10th, 1954 Died: August 23rd, 2017 Sean O’Callaghan lived in fear that his former IRA colleagues or dissident republic(...)

Mr Justice Donal O’Donnell: a reputation for sharp reasoning and  elegant writing

The second most senior member of the current Supreme Court, after Chief Justice Susan Denham, Donal O’Donnell was regarded as the leading constitution(...)

Mary Lou McDonald: ““Unionism no longer dominates. If it wishes to be in power it will be only on the basis of powersharing and equality”

Brexit has created a constitutional earthquake and its aftershocks have exposed the fault lines of partition in Ireland, Sinn Féin’s deputy leader Mar(...)

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(...)

William Partridge: labour movement stalwart and 1916 rebel

Like a more famous protagonist of 1916, Patrick Pearse, William Partridge was the son of an Englishman who, in a reverse of the historic pattern, had (...)

Muriel Mc Auley (L) and Barbara Cashin, grandchildren of Thomas MacDonagh, pictured in Skerries. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The year after the Easter Rising was a fraught one for the families of those executed by the British. Compounding their sense of grief, many familie(...)

Fr Joe Mallin,  son of the Irish patriot Michael Mallin,  views the proclamation memorial following the 1916 Commemoration Ceremony at Arbour Hill, Dublin. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

In the aftermath of the Easter Rising, the British prime minister Herbert Asquith promised nationalist politicians he would publish the courts-martial(...)

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald and Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan: the Tánaiste has publicly supported the commissioner despite concerns about her knowledge of financial irregularities at Templemore Garda college. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Pressure is mounting on Tánaiste and Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald to remove Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan from office or face a moti(...)

Labour leader Brendan Howlin has said  there should be consequences for Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald (left) if she does not act to remove Garda Commissioner Noirín O’Sullivan (right) from office. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Fianna Fáil and Labour say Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald’s position is becoming increasingly untenable because of her refusal to remove the Garda Commis(...)

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