Team winner Hugh Guidera from TCD Phil during the Irish Times Debate Final in 2015 held at Maynooth University. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

1960 “That this house regrets the divergence of the sciences from the humanities in the modern university.” Team winner: Charles Lysaght and Aidan B(...)

The Ballyseedy Massacre monument in Ballyseedy, Co Kerry . Photograph: Domnick Walsh/Eye Focus

My great grandfather Patrick Hassett was an RIC man from Co Clare. Three of his brothers also joined the force. They grew up on a small farm in Knocka(...)

Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald pictured at the publication of her party’s general election manifesto this week. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Contrary to former New York governor Mario Cuomo’s belief that politicians need to “campaign in poetry and govern in prose”, there is never much in Ir(...)

A prisoner under escort at the South Western Front during the Irish Civil War. Photograph: National Library of Ireland

A memorial to all those who died in the Civil War is under consideration by the group set up to advise the Government on commemorations. Between 1,5(...)

Patrick Ramsbottom fired a warning shot at a man who had disturbed their plans to sabotage the railway link between Waterford and Dublin in order to prevent troop reinforcements arriving from Rosslare. Image: Military Service Pensions Collection

County: Laois Incident: A shooting at Colt Wood, Portlaoise Date: Easter Sunday, 1916 The man generally credited with firing the first shot of the Ea(...)

Senegalese light-heavyweight world champion boxer Battlin’ Siki (Louis Phail) mock-boxing with two boys in Dublin. (Photo by Walshe/Getty Images)

Boxing promoters are no mugs. When it comes to putting punters’ bums on seats, they know what works. And few things help grease demand for ringside s(...)

Irish troops moving over the captured German 2nd line at Cambrai, France, circa 1917. Photograph: Paul Popper/Popperfoto/Getty Images

January 21st, 1919 was an auspicious day in Irish history. The War of Independence started when men from the 3rd Tipperary Brigade of the Irish Volunt(...)

French singer Severine reads the Sunday Independent newspaper in her hotel on 4th April, the day after she won the 1971 Eurovision Song Contest with the song ‘Un banc, un arbre, une rue’ for Monaco in Dublin, Ireland on 3rd April 1971. Photograph: Rolls Press/Popperfoto/Getty Images

Revisiting another facet of the colourful history of print journalism in Ireland would hardly justify even a faint cry of “Hold the front page”. At le(...)

Tom O’Higgins (top left) hailed from a venerable Fine Gael dynasty and ran an American-style campaign while Seán Lemass was pivotal in reminding voters of Dev’s patriotic credentials. Photographs: The Irish Times

Politics students might be astonished to learn that Éamon de Valera was re-elected for a second seven-year term as Uachtaráin na hÉireann in 1966 with(...)

 Author Hugh Oram outside the Old Punch Bowl pub in  Booterstown. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

It could be any crossroads. There is nothing now to mark the place where Kevin O’Higgins, the then minister for justice and vice-president of the Iris(...)

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