Robert Emmet

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Lainey Broderick with her husband holding a Mayo flag in Macchu Piccu in Peru.

The fear is real. I am not talking about the “Sunday night fear”, which we all know well. I am talking about the here and now as I know my turn is com(...)

The living room in the original house at Ballinascorney House.

Set in a sleepy hollow in the Dublin mountains, Ballinascorney House sits on 65 acres of old woodlands, accessed via a winding country lane flanked by(...)

Fred Deane, caretaker at St Ann’s Church, Dawson Street, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Standing before the impressive Neo-Romanesque doorway of St Ann’s Church of Ireland on Dublin’s Dawson Street, Fred Deane is handing out leaflets for (...)

Éamon de Valera in New York with Friends of Irish Freedom’s Judge Daniel  Cohalan and John Devoy in July 1919. Photograph:   Topical Press Agency/Getty

As Ireland continues to mark various centenaries connected to the struggle for independence, this month marks the 100-year anniversary of an important(...)

Statue of Robert Emmet on Embassy Row at 24th Street and Massachusetts Avenue, Washington: How Lincoln came to be familiar with Emmet’s speech is not known. Photograph: Carol M Highsmith/Buyenlarge/Getty

On a leafy corner of northwest Washington stands a statue of Irish nationalist hero Robert Emmet. The bronze statue is one of four scattered around (...)

Michael Collins at the launch of the Dáil loan, surrounded by many prominent figures from the Irish revolution including the mother of Patrick Pearse and the widows of Tom Clarke and Eamon Ceannt. Source: Irish Film Institute

On April 4th, 1919, Michael Collins’s motion to Dáil Éireann to approve a £250,000 Dáil loan was approved. Nothing was left to chance by the newly a(...)

Lot 53: Bronze death mask of Robert Emmet (€800- €1,200) at Whyte’s.

The phone lines at Whyte’s on Molesworth Street have been hopping since the catalogue for its forthcoming Eclectic Collector sale was issued last week(...)

Bewley’s of Grafton Street: the facade of the landmark Dublin cafe

You’re walking down Grafton Street in Dublin and duck into Bewley’s, that institution of a coffee house that’s so familiar we hardly ever think about (...)

Michael Craig Martin’s portrait of George Michael achieved £175,000 (£40,000-£60,000) at Christie’s.

Auction Results Christie’s March 14th and 15th: The George Michael Collection The sale raised in excess of €13 million for the late singer’s philant(...)

Question 100: What was Father Ted’s routine explanation for alleged financial misconduct?

What was Father Ted’s money doing? What did Mary Robinson’s electors rock in 1990? And could Lindsay Lohan play soccer for the Republic of Ireland? (...)

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