Lucy Agnes Smyth (L) with her daughter Sheila O’Leary at their home at Old Cabra Road in Dublin.Photograph: Meabh

When the worldwide call from the Irish health services came to Irish citizens, for frontline assistance with the emerging Covid-19 crisis in Ireland, (...)

Scoil Bhríde in Ranelagh, Dublin, which has been closed since its heating system broke down this week. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

A requirement for contractors to be Garda vetted has been cited as a key reason why a Gaelscoil in south Dublin has been closed for several days after(...)

Mary MacSwiney (1872-1942), republican, was born on March 27th, 1872, in Bermondsey in London, the eldest of seven surviving children of an English mo(...)

President Michael D Higgins looks on as pupils at Scoil Bhride perform a set dance during his visit to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the school’s foundation.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

President Michael D Higgins joined 450 students and former pupils of Scoil Bhríde to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the country’s first Gaelscoil (...)

I will be 50 on this 100th Anniversary of the 1916 Rising. Like many of my age group, I have vivid memories of grandparents who were participants in (...)

Easter Rising time: Fiona Shaw, presenter of Seven Women

Just as unread books pile up beside the bed, their pristine spines staring accusingly, I wonder if it’s going to be the same with 1916 programmes. So (...)