Patrick Pearse

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Party commemorations will feature an historical drama show at the GPO.

An actor dressed as Patrick Pearse will deliver a midday reading of the Proclamation on O’Connell Street in Dublin “every day for 33 weeks” as part of(...)

Eamon Ryan, Green Party leader, was critical of Taoiseach Enda Kenny for the position he has taken on Greece. Photograph:  Dylan Vaughan.

A Green Party plan to create 10 new regional banks around the country is being examined for feasibility by the Department of Finance. The plan to crea(...)

Green Party Leader Eamon Ryan addresses the Green Party conference in Kilkenny. Photograph: Dylan Vaughan

In 2011, the two parties that had been in coalition for the previous three and a half years took a huge hiding. It was a disaster for Fianna Fáil. But(...)

Taoisach Enda Kenny: had indicated that he would liked to see Queen Elizabeth visit Ireland as part of the events surrounding the 1916 commemoration. Photograph: Bloomberg

The Government has said it is now “extremely unlikely” a member of the British royal family will attend the 100th anniversary commemorations of the(...)

Top, from left, Constance Markievicz; and the Abbey Theatre in Dublin. Bottom, from left, Joseph Plunkett; Alice Milligan; and Thomas MacDonagh.  Main photograph: Hulton Archive/Getty Images

From the early 1900s the development of the Abbey Theatre was accompanied by challenging alternatives, spearheaded by political activists. They inc(...)

Irish Roots

I was recently involved in researching the family tree of Marty Walsh, the mayor of Boston, as part of the mother of all Irish festivals, iFest Boston(...)

Bea O’Hara and Rafaela Calabrese at Guiry’s Bar, Main Street, Foxford

One south Mayo town is bedecked in blue and white this weekend as it prepares to take on the world and win.When Argentina turns out against Germany in(...)

Professor John A Murphy said he had always been intrigued by the paradox of the growth of Irish nationalism through the spread of the English language. Photograph: Domnick Walsh/Eye Focus Ltd

Ireland owes its freedom to the spread of the English language which allowed for the spread of Irish nationalist ideals by writers such as Thom(...)

“What the Paris Bakery forgot in its desire to build something from the bottom up and succeed are the numbskull environmental factors that call a halt to such endeavours.” Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

A cake shop here, a vintage clothes store there, a hairdresser’s over there, yet another restaurant around the corner, a new cafe yonder – the (...)

It was William Martin Murphy who emerged as the real victor of the revolutionary Ireland of 100 years ago. Not Patrick Pearse, James Connolly, James L(...)

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