The site of St Ultan’s Hospital, opened by Dr Kathleen Lynn and Madeleine ffrench Mullen in 1919,  on  Charlemont  Street: the building  is now a four-star hotel operated  by the Dalata Group. Photograph: Ronan McGreevy

In April, 1919, Dr Kathleen Lynn and Madeleine ffrench Mullen opened a hospital for infants, with £100 and two cots. They had made arrangements to buy(...)

Éamon de Valera with members of his cabinet in December 1937 during the inauguration of the new Constitution, which further defined women’s place as in the home. Photograph: Hulton Archive

In December 1918, two women, Countess Constance Markievicz and Winifred Carney, ran for election on the island of Ireland and one, Markievicz, was ele(...)

Iseult Ní Chuláin and Ruadhán Ó Culáin,  great-great-great grandchildren of James Connolly. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Actor Alan Rickman was better as Snape, a wizard in Harry Potter, than he was as Éamon de Valera in Michael Collins, according to the children in a Ga(...)

A new stamp goes on sale tomorrow to commemorate the centenary of the founding of Cumann na mBan.

A new stamp goes on sale tomorrow to commemorate the centenary of the founding of Cumann na mBan. Featuring Cumann na mBan members leadin(...)