Patrick Pearse

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Domhnall Gleeson As has been noted by many on Twitter, he feels like a lad we know from school. But he’s actually a lad from Star Wars. “Domhnall” pr(...)

Brother Allen with Christopher Brady, Liam O’Brien and Michael Molloy, compositors and printers of the 1916 Proclamation.

Brother William Palladius Allen, better known as WP, joined the staff of the O’Connell School in North Richmond Street in the years before the Easter(...)

Dorothea Findlater at the presentation of the Wheeler Plate after the inaugural match, earlier this year. She became an Irish hockey international, winning her first cap in 1936. She also represented Ireland at golf.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Dorothea Findlater, who remembered seeing the flames as Dublin burned during the week of the Easter Rising, has died at the age of 107. Her father, C(...)

As the country emerged in a somewhat uplifted mood after the commemoration of 1916, you couldn’t but be struck by the analogies between the two Irelands, of Then and Now. Illustration: Paul Scott

Our national poet WB Yeats said that every Irish writer had a decision to take: whether to express Ireland or exploit it. In his day, the choice lay b(...)

Tom Vaughan-Lawlor  during a press previews for Maze at The Movie House cinema in Belfast. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Tom Vaughan-Lawlor is awfully chipper for a man who got up 5am to catch a flight to Dublin. “My son just about woke up to ask me where I was going,” s(...)

Eileen Quinn, Thomas Ashe’s niece, with her son Gregory Quinn at the State commemoration in Glasnevin Cemetery to mark the centenary of his death. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The graves of Jeremiah O’Donovan Rossa and Thomas Ashe lie back-to-back in the republican plot at Glasnevin Cemetery. Their deaths, the former in Au(...)

‘There is little evidence to suggest that migrants, from the EU in particular, push down wages or displace the jobs of domestic workers.’ File photograph: Ben Borg Cardona/AFP/Getty Images

Patrick Pearse believed that our island could support 30 million people or more. Is the objective of a much higher population desirable though? Are th(...)

William Partridge: labour movement stalwart and 1916 rebel

Like a more famous protagonist of 1916, Patrick Pearse, William Partridge was the son of an Englishman who, in a reverse of the historic pattern, had (...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar gets into the spirit of things at Dublin (P)ride! Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

Stephen’s Green was a riot of glitterbeards, rainbow facepaint and all manner of colourful costumes as thousands thronged the city centre for the annu(...)

The Maori have tribal tattoos; the Indians have henna skin dye. We prefer to adorn ourselves with sun damage from neck to ears and fingertip to bicep

On Saturday afternoon at the Body & Soul Festival, I’m hosting an Irish Times panel all about Irish culture with comedian Alison Spittle, writer E(...)

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