Kevin O’Higgins, Michael Collins (marked with an ‘x’) and Éamonn Duggan leaving Dublin Castle after the British ‘handover’, on January 16th, 1922. Photograph: Joseph Cashman, NL1 Civil War Prints, NPA CIVP4; courtesy of the National Library of Ireland

Ceremonies marking the centenary of the handing over of Dublin Castle to the Irish people will be a reflection of 100 years of continuous democracy in(...)

Richard Sinnott is remembered fondly by those who knew him. File photograph: The Irish Times

Tributes have come for prominent political scientist and elections commentator Prof Richard Sinnott who has died after a long illness. He was an emer(...)

Dublin Castle: The first significant commemorative event of the year will be the handover of the castle to Michael Collins on January 16th, 1922. Photograph: iStock

The year ahead is the most challenging one yet in the Decade of Centenaries as it deals with events which were contested in violence during the Civil (...)

King George V’s speech which helped to end the War of Independence originally made no peace overtures, according to newly released documents. Image: iStock.

King George V’s speech which helped to end the War of Independence originally made no peace overtures, according to newly released documents. At the(...)

Catherine Martin: ‘It is vital too that we continue to document and illuminate the experiences and contribution of women during the Irish revolutionary period.’ Photograph: Maxwell Photography

This year we remember and reflect upon the significant events that occurred in 1921, leading to the truce of July 11th and the signing of the Anglo-Ir(...)

Dr Audrey Whitty, head of collections, with Taoiseach Micheál Martin and Tánaiste Leo Varadkar discuss the pen used by Michael Collins to sign the Anglo-Irish Treaty in December 1921 at the launch the Decade of Centenaries 2021 Programme, including funding for a major new project, at the National Museum of Ireland – Decorative Arts and History, Collins Barracks, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Glasnevin wall, which is intended to mark all of those who died between the Easter Rising in 1916 and the Civil War, should be finished, Tánaiste (...)

Tiananmen, Gate of Heavenly Peace, Beijing.

Irish universities have been forging closer links with China over recent years as they try to boost their private income against a backdrop of declini(...)

Daniel Ennis left US tobacco giant Philip Morris after 15 years to set up a think tank in 1994. Photograph: Laurent Gillieron/EPA

The National University of Ireland (NUI) senate awarded a higher doctorate to a US-based academic despite concerns over his past tobacco industry link(...)

In November, 50 academics at UCC sought a report on whether Minzu University was linked to human rights abuses against the Uighur people in Xinjiang. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

University College Cork is not going ahead with a controversial project to form a “joint college” with a Chinese university that specialises in ethnic(...)

The Dáil in session shortly after the truce that brought the War of Independence to an end in 1921. Photograph: Courtesy of the National Library of ireland

The commemorations to mark the centenary of the War of Independence lost their way over the past year, as Tánaiste Leo Varadkar has noted. It is impor(...)

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