Dome of Church of Mary Immaculate, Refuge of Sinners, on Rathmines Road, Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

It’s fairly well known by now that the architect of the Russian revolution, Lenin, spoke English with a “Rathmines accent”: the influence of a tutor f(...)

The Custom House became an army base during Easter week. Photograph: Dave Meehan

The Custom House, James Gandon’s architectural masterpiece in Dublin, opens to the public today for the first time in more than a decade. A newly ref(...)

 The Irish flag is lowered outside the GPO by army personnel. RTÉ has released  50 audio and visual recordings from its archives to coincide with the centenary of the Rising.  File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The RTÉ drama Rebellion is noteworthy for its portrayal of women as being front and centre of the fighting during the Easter Rising, but the real wome(...)