An original Proclamation document  was to be the star lot of the Eclectic Collector sale at Whyte’s Auction House in Dublin, featuring various historical documents and artefacts, before a private sale was agreed. File photograph: Whyte’s

An original copy of the Irish Proclamation was withdrawn ahead of auction on Saturday after being sold for €100,000 by private treaty. It was to be (...)

Actor Niamh O’Rourke portrays  Countess Constance Markievicz at an Easter Rising centenary commemoration in Belfast. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

It’s Easter Monday, and the pinnacle of the centenary celebrations, although like a good little pedant, I’m saving marking the occasion properly until(...)

Maud Gonne. Photograph courtesy of the Yeats Society of Sligo Military Service Pension

Maud Gonne, the Anglo-Irish revolutionary and muse for WB Yeats, applied for an allowance in the 1930s as widow of her executed husband Major John Mac(...)