Michael Collins

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US president Donald Trump speaks at a  commemoration ceremony for Armistice Day, 100 years after the end of World War One, at the Suresnes American Cemetery and Memorial in Paris.  Photograph: Carlos Barria/Reuters

Armistice Day commemorations were a serious security headache in the early years of the State and were frequently accompanied by violent clashes. Ex(...)

KBC Bank Ireland headquarters on  Dublin’s Sandwith Street. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Gardai are investigating a fire at the KBC bank building in Dublin’s city centre on Thursday night. The incident occurred at around 11.25pm at the p(...)

Carol Nolan, Mattie McGrath and Michael Collins at the KBC branch on  Baggot Street, Dublin. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

KBC Bank representatives have agreed to a meeting with three Independent TDs after the Deputies occupied a branch of the bank in Dublin. TDs Mattie (...)

A vote for a young maths teacher Eamon De Valera

“Five seconds, four, three, two, one.” We’re on the deck, the control room for the TV studio below, with a wall of screens showing camera views: a pan(...)

Éamon de Valera with members of his cabinet in December 1937 during the inauguration of the new Constitution, which further defined women’s place as in the home. Photograph: Hulton Archive

In December 1918, two women, Countess Constance Markievicz and Winifred Carney, ran for election on the island of Ireland and one, Markievicz, was ele(...)

Mary Coughlan celebrating her appointment as Minister for Agriculture in 2004. Photograph: Frank Miller

After Constance Markievicz, Ireland had no woman at cabinet for 60 years. In the past century, there have been just 19 female ministers - and two fema(...)

Protest meeting in 1918 in Ballaghaderreen, Co Roscommon, against conscription in Ireland. In April that year,  Lloyd George’s government had given itself the power to extend conscription to Ireland. Photograph: Photo12/UIG/Getty Images

Such is the drama of violence that it is easy to forget that the most important moment in the creation of an independent Irish State was a democratic (...)

Frank O’Donoghue QC. He  represented  former Ireland and Ulster rugby player Stuart Olding, who was acquitted after a rape trial in Belfast.  Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

People accused of rape should not receive anonymity before conviction unless they are likely to suffer “exceptional” reputational damage, the barriste(...)

Legislation to provide for access to abortion for the first time in Ireland has passed through the Dáil

Landmark legislation to provide for access to abortion for the first time in Ireland has passed through the Dáil following an extended debate. The Re(...)

O’Donnabháin’s, Kenmare, Co Kerry: locally-sourced food makes for a  crowd-pleasing menu

Ireland experienced something of an epidemic of magnolia-lacquered hotel development in the era post-economic apocalypse, with hallmark features like (...)

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