Margaret Barry with Dominic Behan.

In the 1930s, a 16-year-old took to the roads of Ireland to make her living as a street singer. Her striking appearance and waist-length black hair co(...)

President Michael D Higgins and his wife Sabina listen as Theo Dorgan recites his poem, Waystation, which is part of the Letterfrack Poetry Trail which the President opened. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

in Letterfrack President Michael D Higgins has warned against any attempt to “erase the past” when taking positive initiatives.Speaking in Letterfrack(...)

Family history: a selection of documents from the archive of Éamonn O’Modhráin, who was imprisoned in Frongoch and in Wakefield in 1916. Courtesy of Robbie Doyle

When Robbie Doyle’s father-in-law died, five years ago, it fell to him to tackle the junk room at the top of his wife’s family home. It was the room i(...)