Robert Emmett

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Nancy Cunard was a writer and rebel whose path through the first half of the 20th century brought her through such movements as literary modernism, th(...)

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 (...)

Signed photograph of WB Yeats sold at Bonham's for £5,000 (£1,500-£2,000)

Auction results Mullen’s Laurel Park, Co Dublin, April 1st: The sale had a large number of online overseas buyers – particularly the United Kingdom w(...)

The decision by Britain to leave the EU has thrown up enormous challenges for Ireland. Of all EU member states Ireland is the country most economically exposed to Britain’s imminent departure. Photograph: Walter Zerla/Getty Images

On January 22nd, 1972, the then Irish taoiseach Jack Lynch and British prime minister Edward Heath stood side by side in the grand surroundings of the(...)

Sabina Higgins will attend a short wreath-laying ceremony at Constance Markievicz’s grave tomorrow. Photograph: Alan Betson

March 25th, 1916 The fate of Irishman Ernest Shackleton’s expedition to the Antarctic was a cause for serious concern in March 1916. Shackleton went(...)

Mustafa Barghouthi:“It’s not about Ireland becoming isolated as Ireland becoming the avant-garde. Many other countries would follow.” Photograph: Alan Betson

Mustafa Barghouti emerges from Kilmainham Gaol vowing to read more on Robert Emmett, executed for his failed rising in 1803.The leader of the non-viol(...)

Illustration: Dearbhla Kelly

It is noon on a Friday, and the hall of St Joseph’s National School on the Muirhevnamor estate, outside Dundalk, is packed. There are 40 children, age(...)

The Linenhall Library in Belfast  celebrated its 225th birthday on Monday. Pictured are  Julie Andrews, Linen Hall Library Director, and Deputy Director Patricia Saunders. Photograph: Arthur Allison

Peter Robinson and Martin McGuinness, who’ve engaged in a personal spat or two over recent months, could usefully take a trip up the stone step(...)