Leader of the Irish Parliamentary Party John Redmond (left) with John Dillon, who succeeded him as leader, circa 1910. Photograph: Hulton Archive/Getty Images

In January 1918, the Daily Mail referred to the “increasing weakness” of Sinn Féin – a reminder that as far as some contemporary observers were concer(...)

Leader of the Irish Parliamentary Party John Redmond (1856 - 1918, left) with Irish nationalist politician John Dillon (1851 - 1927), circa 1910. Photograph: Hulton Archive/Getty Images

The most controversial figure to date in this ‘Decade of Centenaries’ has been John Redmond and the role he played, or might have played in Irish h(...)

Vernon Mount, a large 18th century villa with an unusual curved exterior. Photograph: Irish Georgian Society

Why is it of interest? Vernon Mount is a late 18th century villa south of Cork city with panoramic views of the estuary(...)