Sinn Féin leaders at the first Dáil Éireann in 1919. Photograph: Hulton Archive

We are now entering the most challenging and sensitive phase of the Decade of Centenaries, equipped with an appreciation that commemoration can be com(...)

The advisory group to the Government is silent on whether or not there should be a commemoration for the Crown forces killed in the War of Independence.

Ireland’s Decade of Centenaries has reached its midpoint with the end of the centenary of the first World War and the 1918 British general election. T(...)

The Seanad chamber at Leinster House. The electorate is currently confined to TDs, Senators, councillors and graduates of Trinity College, Dublin, and the National University of Ireland

Turnout in elections to a reformed Seanad – which will give the vote to every citizen, as well as Irish passport-holders abroad and in Northern Irelan(...)

Workmen clean the Hautings Soldier which in St Stephen’s Green, Dublin. Photograph: Collins

The first World War scrap metal sculpture, the Hauntings Soldier, installed in Dublin earlier this month, was vandalised in the early hours of Thursda(...)

President Michael D. Higgins and his wife Sabina congratulate Pádraig Yeates after he was conferred a degree of Doctor of Literature by the National University of Ireland. Photograph: Tom Honan.

Pádraig Yeates, a historian and former journalist, has been awarded the National University of Ireland’s (NUI) highest degree for his extensive resear(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar during an event in the National Gallery, Dublin this month. File photograph: Collins

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has suggested the Decade of Centenaries should end in 2024 with events to mark the 75th anniversary of the Republic of Ireland.(...)

John Redmond: died 100 years ago

The Irish parliamentary tradition owes a debt to John Redmond, the Ceann Comhairle Seán Ó Fearghail has stated. Redmond was leader of the Irish Parl(...)

 Michael McDowell: has clashed with Minister for Transport Shane Ross publicly.   Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

A Fine Gael-Fianna Fáil proposal to nominate Senator Michael McDowell as chairman of an Oireachtas committee on Seanad reform is being blocked by Mini(...)

The temporary Seanad chamber at Government buildings.  Photograph: Fran Veale

An Oireachtas committee with an eight-month mandate to consider the Manning report on Seanad reform is to be set up, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has announ(...)

Peter Sutherland, the former European commissioner, attorney general and chairman of Goldman Sachs International, has died aged 71. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Leading academics, European figures and Irish business executives have reacted with sadness to the death of Peter Sutherland. Mr Sutherland was prai(...)

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