Padraig Yeates

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The scene of the Enniskillen bombing seconds after the blast in November 1987. Photograph: Pacemaker

In the anatomy of contemporary European savagery, the Troubles in Northern Ireland barely register as a pin prick. What is 3,500 deaths over 30 years (...)

The remains of actor Jer O’Leary, being carried out of the Church of St. Agatha’s. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Actor, activist, artist, raconteur, orator, and trade unionist Jer O’Leary (73), who died in Dublin on St Stephen’s Day, had a favourite quotation: “I(...)

President Michael D. Higgins and his wife Sabina congratulate Pádraig Yeates after he was conferred a degree of Doctor of Literature by the National University of Ireland. Photograph: Tom Honan.

Pádraig Yeates, a historian and former journalist, has been awarded the National University of Ireland’s (NUI) highest degree for his extensive resear(...)

April 23rd: The History Hedge School. The cause of Labour? - the 1918 general strike against conscription Padraig Yeates, Sarah Ann Buckley, Todd Morr(...)

A meeting in Ballaghaderreen, Co Roscommon, to protest against the extension of conscription to Ireland. Photograph: George Rinhart/Corbis via Getty Images

One hundred years ago the first World War ended and Ireland embarked on a course of action that led rapidly to the independent Irish State. After a re(...)

Alvin Silangan, who lost most of a finger and broke another while working on a trawler on December 15th. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Health and Safety Authority (HSA) is investigating an incident in which an undocumented Filipino fisherman lost most of a finger and broke another(...)

 Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan and Siptu president Jack O’Connor examine the Dublin Metropolitan Police “prisoners books”. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The three large leather-bound ledgers, covered in dust and cobwebs, were found in an attic of a house on Stiles Road in Clontarf. Each one was identif(...)

Luas Strikers photographed at the Luas Depot in Sandyford, Dublin. Picture Nick Bradshaw

When interviewed during the week about the bitter Luas dispute, Gerry Madden, managing director of Transdev, which operates the Luas service, directed(...)

William Thomas Cosgrave (1880-1965), Irish politician, at the time of the fights for independence. Photograph: Getty Images

Six months to the Rising, to that defining moment in our history. And in an Ireland preoccupied with the first World War, there were, in truth, few si(...)

The Pooles’ claim has been supported by the National Museum of Ireland, who supplied the photograph used for the stamp to An Post.

The mustachioed mystery man who appears on a stamp commemorating the centenary of the Irish Citizen Army (ICA) has been claimed by his family.An Post (...)

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