The Donnelly headstone in Lucan, Ontario. Photograph: Gerard Walsh

Around the time that Red Kelly, father of Ned, was being deported to Australia, another Tipperary family left Ireland en masse, travelling in the oppo(...)

Sinn Féin leaders at the first Dáil Éireann in 1919 include Éamon de Valera, Michael Collins, Cathal Brugha, Arthur Griffith, William Cosgrave, Terence MacSwiney and Richard Mulcahy. Photograph: Hulton Archive

The revolution of 1916-1923 is usually presented in our history books as part of the physical-force tradition of Irish nationalism, but in reality it (...)

Sam’s Barbers has an authentic vintage atmosphere with every hint of modern comfort and style.

Men’s grooming in Ireland has visibly improved in the last five to 10 years. Skincare lines targeted at the male market are becoming increasingly popu(...)

New evidence from Cork does not support the thesis the IRA engaged in a sectarian campaign during the War of Independence, a history conference has he(...)

Sam (left) and James Donnelly from Sam’s Barbers, Lower Ormond Quay, Dublin. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Sam’s Barbers is run by brothers Sam and James Donnelly, fourth generation barbers who have recently taken over the reins of the business from their f(...)

Cutting hair at Sam’s Barber’s on Ormond Quay in Dublin

Know a great barber? You can vote for your favourite barbershop in our Best Shops competition by clicking here.  Grooming is booming in Du(...)

A screengrab taken from Australian prime minister Tony Abbott’s St Patricks Day video message which has been deemed ‘patronising’. Photograph: YouTube.

Preparations for St Patrick’s Day events in Australia turned controversial today with the prime minister Tony Abbott’s video message to Irish ex-pats (...)