Historian and former government minister Martin Mansergh will unveil a new message board at the Soloheadbeg monument. Photograph: The Irish Times

In 2005 Vincent McGrath made international headlines when he was jailed along with four others over the Shell to See controversy. Together they becam(...)

Historian and former government minister Dr Martin Mansergh will unveil a new information board about the Soloheadbeg ambush later this month. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The organisers of the Soloheadbeg ambush centenary say the decision of President Michael D Higgins not to attend is a “missed opportunity”. The Solo(...)

A plaque marking the site of the Soloheadbeg ambush in Co Tipperary. The incident on January 21st, 1919, involved the first shots fired in the War of Independence. Photograph: Ronan McGreevy

Áras an Uachtaráin has declined to say why President Michael D Higgins turned down an invitation to attend an event in Co Tipperary later in January c(...)

Trade unionist Delia Larkin signing the Anti-Conscription Pledge at City Hall, April 1918. Photograph: National Library

Dáil Éireann: The First 100 Years, 1919-2019 Tuesday, December 11th; Royal Irish Academy, Dawson Street, Dublin; €20/€10 The Houses of the Oireachtas (...)

One suspects this creaky documentary on Pope John Paul II’s days in Ireland was timed to capitalise on the expected furore around Pope Francis’s recen(...)

 Martin Mansergh: said the diverse range of presidential candidates seeking a nomination showed the criteria were ‘neither too liberal nor too restrictive’.

Ireland has been well-served over the years by a succession of presidents with a record of distinguished public service to the State, historian and fo(...)

O'donoghue

Prof Martin O’Donoghue, the economist and former government minister, was remembered at his funeral on Tuesday as a courteous and gentle man who used (...)

New members admitted to the Royal Irish Academy, pictured outside the academy on Dawson Street, Dublin. Photograph: John Ohle

The Government’s Brexit Strategy should seek to preserve the closest possible research links between Ireland and the UK, according to the president of(...)

The remains of Frank Murray are carried from the Church of Our Lady of Perpetual Succour, Foxrock, after his funeral Mass. Photograph: Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin.

In a career spanning six decades public servant Frank Murray worked for seven taoisigh and three presidents of Ireland, his funeral Mass was told on F(...)

Bertie Ahern and  Tony Blair  after agreement was reached on the Belfast Agreement on Good Friday, April 10th, 1998. Photograph:   Reuters

All the many accounts of the Belfast Agreement, signed 20 years ago, attest to the extraordinarily close and productive working relationship that quic(...)

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