Patrick Pearse

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Far-right activists have played a role in anti-lockdown protests in Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

For more than 20 years I’ve undertaken research on immigration and social change in Ireland. Much of this has focused either on how immigrants are far(...)

John Millington Synge. Drawing by John Butler Yeats, National Gallery of Ireland

Born in Dublin 150 years ago today (April 16th), John Millington Synge would still be only a baby when the event that inspired his greatest play happe(...)

The American Irish Historical Society’s mansion on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan that is now on sale for $52 million. Photograph: Sarah Blesener/New York Times

A much-storied mansion on New York’s Fifth Avenue has gone on the market for $52 million, or more than €40 million, and its sale by the American Irish(...)

Sinead Guckian’s famous painting will be unveiled in the Seanad chamber and will hang there permanently to mark International Women’s Day

The photograph taken of Patrick Pearse surrendering to the British after the Easter Rising is one of the most recognisable photographs of that week. (...)

The Cork funeral for the city’s mayor Terence MacSwiney in 1920. Photograph: Sean Sexton/Getty Images

“I thought the age of body-snatching was gone,” yelled Fr Dan Walsh as British forces commandeered the remains of Terence MacSwiney, the Lord Mayor of(...)

Prince Joachim of Prussia, the sixth and youngest son of Kaiser Wilhelm II, took his own life 100 years ago this month. Some of the 1916 leaders in the GPO discussed the possibility of putting the German prince on the Irish throne.

One hundred years ago this month, Prince Joachim of Prussia, the sixth and youngest son of Kaiser Wilhelm II, shot himself in his castle outside Potsd(...)

 The Glasnevin memorial wall after it was vandalised again. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

Glasnevin’s necrology wall, unveiled in 2016 to remember all those who died during the Irish revolution, has been vandalised for a second time. Intr(...)

A dearg-a-daol. Drawing by Michael Viney

It poses so well for the camera – tail cocked up, dark jaws agape. In the pictures offered to Eye on Nature this month, Ocypus olens has never looked (...)

The Morrigan is a war goddess of the Tuatha Dé Danann with a shape-shifting ability who often takes the form of a crow. Photograph: Reuters

Met Éireann asked the public this week to submit suggestions for names for next season’s storms. The last such call-out resulted in thousands of entri(...)

Morrissey has given support to Brexit, and the far-right party For Britain

On either side of the accession to power of Margaret Thatcher, two great songs acted as harbingers of the long, slow death of the British state. Both (...)

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