John Mcdermott

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John Redmond, leader of the Irish Parliamentary Party, published his ‘urgent manifesto’ in response to a fall-off in recruitment in Ireland

February 19th, 1916 On February 19th, 1916, The Irish Times published an “urgent manifesto to the people of Ireland” from the Irish Parliamentary Pa(...)

February 11th, 1916 A recruiting conference for Longford, Meath, Westmeath, Louth, King’s County (Offaly) and Queen’s County (Laois) took place at Du(...)

Countess Constance Markievicz: The identity of the owner of the house on Leinster Road  where police found a printing press is not mentioned in The Irish Times, but   Markievicz lived on the  Rathmines street before the Rising

January 22nd, 1916 The Dublin Metropolitan Police made an unexpected raid on several houses in Dublin under the authority of the Defence of the Realm (...)

MJ O’Rahilly: Dublin Metropolitan Police files report him as being among the extremists observed moving about the centre of Dublin on January 21st, 1916.

January 21st, 1916 Dublin Metropolitan Police files: I beg to report that on the 20th, the undermentioned extremists were observed moving about an(...)

The HSE is planning to appeal an Employment Appeals Tribunal  compensation award  to doctors for the failure of the HSE to pay higher salaries agreed under a revised contract seven years ago. Photograph: The Irish Times

The Government could do a deal with doctors on compensation for failure by the State to pay them higher salaries agreed more than seven years ago, Mi(...)

Nearly 2,000 consultants are covered by a 2008 contract under which they agreed to new work practices, restrictions on private practice, weekend work and extended rosters. File photograph: Getty Images

Hospital consultants could be set to receive millions of euro in compensation over the HSE’s failure to pay higher salaries agreed more than seven yea(...)

 Michael McDonnell places sandbags as waters rise on the Shannon. Photograph: Molloy Photography

“The Shannon floods by stealth. It can be a week before the bulk of the rainfall comes down this far,” says Michael “Viking Mike” McDonnell, who runs (...)

Fine Gael TD Frank Feighan. File photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Gardaí are investigating a “sinister” death threat which was hand-delivered to Fine Gael TD Frank Feighan on Monday morning. The handwritten letter wa(...)

A protester pictured at the Roscommon hospital protest outside Leinster House. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

All politics is local, as any politician seeking to close or downgrade a hospital will find out very quickly. No issue provokes such emotion in local (...)

Newly elected Independent TD Michael Fitzmaurice (right) celebrates winning the Roscommon South Leitrim byelection with MEP Luke Ming Flanagan. Photograph: Brian Farrell.

Independent candidate Michael Fitzmaurice has beaten Fianna Fáil’s Ivan Connaughton to win the Roscomm-South Leitrim byelection. Following the surpris(...)

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