Michael Davitt

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President Michael D Higgins addresses the Legislative Assembly in Parliament House in Perth, Western Australia, on Tuesday. Photograph: EPA

President Michael D Higgins acknowledged that injustices were inflicted on the Aboriginal people by Irish emigrants in Australia in a landmark address(...)

Kevin Myers. “He fashioned a stick with which anyone who disliked his article for other reasons could beat him.” Photograph: RTÉ Radio One/PA Wire

The Irish patriot Michael Davitt wrote: “Where anti-Semitism stands, in fair political combat, in opposition to the foes of nationality . . . or as th(...)

Fr Norman Davitt does not smoke and has lived moderately, but says: “The genes are good.”

It will be a long time before we see the likes of Fr Norman Davitt again. He is 96 and on August 19th, he will celebrate the 70th anniversary of his (...)

The new Terry Wogan sculpture, in Limerick: What do you do when there’s no ideology to be expressed, no larger national or imperial narrative to be given a sculptural form? Photograph: Alan Place

 I haven’t seen it in reality, but from photographic and video evidence, Rory Breslin’s new statue of Terry Wogan in Limerick seems to deserve mu(...)

 All but forgotten today, Pyne is remembered at least in Dungarvan Museum, where exhibits include a dramatic front-page portrait from the Illustrated London News of November 1887

The late 1880s were a fraught period in Ireland, culminating with the Parnell divorce case and all that followed from it.  But they also brought (...)

Showman: William Bourke Cockran  addresses a rally in  San Francisco. Photograph: FPG/Hulton Archive/Getty

On the corner of Fifth Avenue and 58th Street in Manhattan, roughly where Apple’s flagship Fifth Avenue retail store is located today, once stood the (...)

Are we still tied to a single narrative of our history? 1916 commemoration at the GPO. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Has the 1916 centenary commemoration really been a great success? Were those independent-minded media critics, normally scornful of government and al(...)

Unmarked graves of Irish miners who died who died during the Colorado silver rush of 1877-90

A good place to start was where people were buried. Historian Jim Walsh began his research about 13 years ago and, intent on finding out more about th(...)

Tom Kettle, Irish patriot, essayist, poet and British soldier.

Lt Tom Kettle, B Company, 9th Battalion, Royal Dublin Fusiliers, was killed in action on September 9th, 1916, near the village of Ginchy in northern F(...)

Former Taoiseach Liam Cosgrave  stands in front of a photograph of his father WT Cosgrave at the GPO Witness History Visitor Centre during its official opening. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Politicians have been urged to work together in the national interest by the acting Taoiseach Enda Kenny. In a speech at the GPO yesterday, his most (...)

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