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David Kitt: ‘During lockdown I went through a big Joni Mitchell phase.’

The week the pandemic kicked off I relocated to Paris for an artist residency at the Centre Culturel Irlandais, ahead of a planned move to Australia i(...)

The house on Usher Island in Dublin, built in 1775, was rented by James Joyce’s great-aunts in the 1890s, where he often visited them. File photograph: Aidan Crawley

A controversial plan to convert the location of the setting of James Joyce’s famous short story, The Dead on Dublin’s quays into a 54-bed hostel has b(...)

Leagues O’Toole: ‘When the virus first emerged, quite quickly I lost my job – as did most of my colleagues’

The last year has been a strange time for everyone, but when you’re one of Ireland’s most renowned live music promoters it has proven doubly so. (...)

A prison officer removes sheeting covering the remains of the volunteers  at Mountjoy Prison during a State ceremony in 2001. They were reinterred in Glasnevin Cemetery. Photograph: Eric Luke

On the morning of March 14th 1921 six men were hanged in Mountjoy Jail for their involvement in the War of Independence. The six were among the “Forg(...)

Claire Byrne: her approach is arguably more effective than that of her predecessor Sean O’Rourke

It seems like only yesterday that we were being urged to step outside our bubbles, of the social-media variety, and listen to viewpoints beyond our ec(...)

After Bloody Sunday November 21st 1920,  the bodies of British officers assassinated in Dublin during the Irish War of Independence are taken back to England for burial. The men were members of British intelligence cell, the Cairo Gang. File photograph: Getty

The initial backlash left the IRA reeling and saw British intelligence enhanced. Then talk turned to a truce With the killing of 32 people, Bloody(...)

Ardal O’Hanlon outside 28 Upper Pembroke Street where his grandfather was in action on Bloody Sunday. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The bloodiest place on Bloody Sunday (November 21st, 1920) morning was 28 Upper Pembroke Street off Fitzwilliam Square. A century ago this handsome fo(...)

Dublin City Council’s tenement museum at 14 Henrietta Street.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

A dispute has arisen over plans to erect a commemorative plaque to one of the “Forgotten 10”, executed during the War of Independence, at the tenement(...)

“Michael Collins and others were championing the virtues of one breed in particular – a feisty, fearless terrier they saw as the four-legged epitome of the national spirit.” Photograph: Getty Images

October 1920 was a tense month in Dublin. Then as now, the city was in lockdown, with a curfew between midnight and 5am. The War of Independence raged(...)

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