Researchers at Queens University Belfast have challenged the assumption that women voted en masse for Eamon de Valera’s Sinn Féin over a party which sought to deny them the franchise. Photograph: General Photographic Agency/Getty Images

For the last 100 years, it has been widely assumed that a massive extension of the franchise was one of the contributing factors in Sinn Féin’s landsl(...)

Women on a suffrage march carry 617 arrows, each representing a conviction of a suffragette. Photograph: Mansell/Time Life Pictures/Getty Images

The Irish suffrage movement, with a membership of about 3,000, was made up of nationalist, unionist and those who refused to take either side. It was (...)

Retired garda Michael Power pictured leaving the Four Courts after he was awarded  damages following a High Court Garda Compensation hearing. Photograph:  Courts Collins

A 58-year-old retired garda, who feared for his life when assaulted and dragged towards a river by an “enormous semi-naked” man, has been awarded €80,(...)