Archivists Noelle Dowling  and Brian Kirby with  Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin at exhibition in the Pro-Cathedral, Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson

A new exhibition is opening in Dublin to commemorate priests and nuns who risked their lives to attend to the dead and dying, the injured and the hun(...)

One of the big underlying stories of Ireland in the past 20 years is the strange death of Anglophobia. Illustration: Mark Harwood/Getty/ITPM

The one phrase most likely to have been in the heads of those who went to fight for an Irish republic in 1916 came from the writings of Theobald Wolf(...)

Countess Constance Markievicz as a captain in the Irish Citizen Army.

Dublin will get a new piece of public artwork specifically dedicated to the achievements of Irish women over the last century and their role in 1916, (...)

At the launch of the Rising commemorative medallions in 1966 were Hungarian sculptor Paul Vincze, then minister for justice Brian Lenihan snr and then chief justice (later president of Ireland) Cearbhall Ó Dálaigh

Not quite. Commemorations marking the centenary of 1916 might be winding down but the salerooms aren’t quite finished with the Rising. In Dublin next (...)

President Michael D Higgins, at the state ceremony in honour of Patrick Pearse at St Enda’s and the new permanent Pearse Exhibition in The Pearse Museum, Rathfarnham, Dublin on Thursday. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

President Michael D Higgins has criticised Irish historical revisionism which sought to link Patrick Pearse with the IRA violence of the 1970s. He s(...)

★★★★★ The theatrical centrepiece of Cork’s Midsummer Festival Sacrifice at Easter is billed as a creative collaboration between Pat Kiernan, Mel Me(...)

Love this time of year. I do. Those two words also. So prevalent these weeks at weddings. Though, in my part of the world, very many weddings now take(...)

George Berkeley: attempted to set up a college in Bermuda that would develop into a perfect Christian city

Every generation flirts with utopian ideals. A hundred years ago, we had Patrick Pearse’s nationalistic vision of a self-sustaining Ireland born of b(...)

Etáin O’Moore, principal of Ardscoil Éanna which was founded by James  O’Byrne. One of its most famous past pupils is actor Gabriel Byrne. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

A secondary school founded on the principles of Patrick Pearse’s St Enda’s School is to close after 77 years. Ardscoil Éanna in Crumlin was set up (...)

Michael Jordan: “The main question a collector or investor should ask is “what is the re-saleable opportunity of this item if I have to sell it?” Photograph: Dave Cullen Photography

Michael Jordan is a jewellery auctioneer and the managing director of O’Reillys Auction Rooms at 126 Francis Street, Dublin 8, in the heart of Dublin(...)