Robert Emmet

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A cartoon depicting a uniformed Irish Volunteer (representing Ireland) being introduced to the Versailles Conference table by Uncle Sam. Other participants at the conference table are represented by stylised figures such as John Bull. Photograph: NLI

Every student of Irish history is taught that the War of Independence began on January 21st, 1919, with the ambush of a party escorting a cartload of(...)

Great Irish movies: Eamonn Owens as Francie Brady in The Butcher Boy, directed by Neil Jordan

IN VERY PARTICULAR ORDER, HERE’S OUR (CURRENTLY DEFINITIVE) PICK OF THE GREATEST IRISH MOVIES EVER MADE No sane person will sincerely claim that(...)

The McSharry and Kennedy building families want to build 105 apartments fronting onto Herbert Park, on the site of three Edwardian villas. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Efforts are underway to preserve the final home of The O’Rahilly, who died in the 1916 Rising. It follows proposals for its demolition to make way for(...)

 An English republican flag made its first public appearance at the Spa Field Riots of 1816.  Photograph: Oleksii Liskonih/iStock

Had history happened differently, there might be more than one tricolour on display when Ireland play England in Twickenham this coming Sunday. But if(...)

Ted Kennedy at the Hist, 1970

During a meeting of Trinity’s College Historical Society on Wednesday March 1st, 1961, the British peer, Lord Windlesham, admitted that apartheid was (...)

Billie Eilish: the singer coaxes her inner Shirley Bassey to the surface on a slow stomper that throws side-eye at the Goldfinger theme

Valentine’s in an Irish restaurant: ‘Some couples barely speak to one another. Most don’t tip’: Restaurateurs share trade secrets of the ‘worst night (...)

Men survery the scene of the dig at the Emmet family plot in St Peter’s Chruch in Dublin in 1903. Photograph: Representative Church Body Library/Colin O’Riordan

The disappearance of the body of Robert Emmet is one of the great mysteries of Irish history. Emmet was tried and then hanged for instigating the ill(...)

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 (...)

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