Locals re-enact the Knocklong rescue on the streets of the Co Limerick village on Thursday night

Historian and former Government minister Dr Martin Mansergh has criticised those who claim that the War of Independence was not justified. Dr Manserg(...)

Most of the 3,500 events which occurred to mark the Easter Rising centenary in 2016 were organised by communities overseen by the local authorities. Photograph: Eric Luke

Every local authority in the country is to receive €10,000 each to mark the War of Independence and Civil War. The money is intended to replicate the(...)

 Donal Ó Drisceoil: ‘It’s very effective, making really good use of maps and graphics while it also has a good mix of new voices from the Atlas of the Irish Revolution’

A new documentary series The Irish Revolution successfully captures the approach taken in the award winning book Atlas of the Irish Revolution on whic(...)

Soloheadbeg, Co Tipperary: More than a thousand people gathered at the gentle slope in front of Solohead Church on Sunday to commemorate an ambush carried out there exactly 100 years before. Photograph: John D Kelly

The people of the Co Tipperary townland of Solohead gathered on Sunday to remember momentous events which occurred there 100 years ago which would eve(...)

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(...)

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