A drawing by Constance Markievicz from about 1921, which will be published in Constance Markievicz Journal 1916

Constance Markievicz used plans drawn up by Robert Emmet for the rebellion of 1803 in planning for the Easter Rising, documents made public for the fi(...)

Week 1, Lecture 1: Ireland in Rebellion An Introduction. Photograph: Trinity College Dublin/YouTube

Trinity College Dublin (TCD) has begun a free online history course to explain the Easter Rising and its origins. The 14 week course, which is availa(...)

Patrick Freyne at the Wellington Testimonial in the Phoenix Park. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Ah, Dublin: coddle; Old Mr Brennan; Molly Malone; Bang Bang; field marshal Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington. We don’t tend to think of (...)

Different gateways to college: sports scholarships (pictured is a Sigerson Cup match between DCU and DIT in 2012). Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Final decision time for college options is fast approaching for this year’s Leaving Cert students. Course choices through the Central Application O(...)

In a major speech to a nervous American nation in 1860, Abraham Lincoln explained that it would be foolish to “follow implicitly in whatever” had b(...)

 Trinity College Dublin: There were 270 applications for the 25 places in history, law, and ancient and medieval history and culture. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill  Trinity College Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Some 25 students who did not get enough points for three Trinity College Dublin courses are being offered places under a pilot entry scheme.The schem(...)

Trinity College Dublin is revising its admissions policy to make it easier for Northern Ireland students to gain entry. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times.

Trinity College Dublin is revising its admissions policy to make it easier for Northern Ireland students to gain entry.Under the initiative, which see(...)

A cartoon from May 1829 depicting Daniel O’Connell (centre) arriving to take his seat in parliament after the passing of the Catholic Emancipation Act in April 1829.  Looking on from the middle distance are British prime minister, the Duke of Wellington (1769-1852), and home secretary and leader of the House of Commons, Sir Robert Peel (1788-1850). Photograph: Hulton Archive/Getty Images

Daniel O’Connell (1775-1847) is in one way the best-remembered Irishman who flourished in the 19th century. Streets are called after him in a great(...)

Shola O’Dowd, who graduated with a BA in Humanities from DCU’s Oscail

Distance learning is not a new phenomenon. The Open University (OU) was founded in 1971 as a print-based distance teaching institution with fou(...)

Test-tube trials: scientist Conor Courtney shows Taoiseach Enda Kenny a DNA extraction experiment at the Science Gallery in Trinity College, Dublin. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Should we go online to learn? Poor teaching and what can be done about underperformance, figured on the airwaves last week on RTÉ’s “Toda(...)

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