John Redmond

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End of an era: Jimmy O’Dea points to the audience as the final curtain falls at the Theatre Royal in Dublin, in 1962. Photograph: Gordon Standing

Video may have killed the radio star, and streaming may or may not be making cinemas change their tune – see the gorgeous-looking new Stella Theatre i(...)

Conor McGregor was involved in an altercation with officials in the octagon at the  Bellator 187 event at the 3Arena. Photograph: Gary Carr/Inpho

Two-weight UFC champion Conor McGregor has apologised after being involved in an angry altercation with a referee at an MMA event in Dublin. McGregor(...)

Dr Eamonn Martin: ‘People preferred to cling on to a history of difference and separation, rather than recognise and embrace our shared story of common suffering.’ Photograph: Eric Luke

The Archbishop of Armagh Dr Eamon Martin has criticised the writing out of history of Irish Catholics who died in the first World War. Archbishop Mar(...)

Former taoiseach John Bruton: has commented on the irony that, 100 years on, it is the bulk of unionists who want to exit from the customs union and free trade area of the EU, regardless of the economic cost, while nationalist Ireland is almost unanimous in its desire to ensure free trade continues. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

Picture the scene. A gathering of civic society leaders from all parts of Ireland, and a few leading politicians, attempting to find a way to preserve(...)

Former taoiseach Bertie Ahern: “Ultimately Lloyd George wanted a unionist-friendly solution. I am certain about that.”  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Former taoiseach Bertie Ahern has said he will not get “knotted up” about the verdict of history because so much of what has been written about him is(...)

For John Redmond, the Irish Convention represented the final hope of rescuing some form of agreed Home Rule while the war continued. But he died a broken man in March 1918, a month before the convention produced its split report.

Tuesday marks the centenary of the inauguration of the Irish Convention, convened in Regent House in Trinity College Dublin to attempt to thrash out a(...)

Born Mary Harris in Cork in 1837, Mother Jones  immersed herself in the struggles of American miners earning herself the nickname “the most dangerous woman in America”.

Ties will be cemented this summer between an American group and a group set up in Cork to honour locally-born US labour activist, Mother Jones, when s(...)

Mary and John Green, great grandchildren of John Redmond, with photographs of Willie and John Redmond. Photograph: Joanne O’Brien

There is a photograph in the Redmond family collection which may well be the last one taken of Major Willie Redmond MP. Redmond, who is wearing his (...)

1917. The year the US entered the first World War, and although France and Italy would come close to collapse, the Allies made important gains in the (...)

In the wake of their costly participation in the Somme campaign, the two Irish infantry divisions that had served so far in France were moved north to(...)

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