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A portrait of Grace Gifford painted by William Orpen.

The marriage of Joseph Mary Plunkett and Grace Gifford in Kilmainham Gaol is one of the best known stories of the Easter Rising. Plunkett, a signator(...)

In an extended post on its Telegram page, the Russian embassy in Dublin took issue with Mr Martin’s weekend comments. File photograph: The Irish Times

The Russian embassy has questioned comments made by Taoiseach Micheál Martin about Ukrainian nationalism. Speaking at the National Famine Commemorat(...)

Minister for Defence Simon Coveney  and Chief of Staff of the Defence Forces Lieut Gen Sean Clancy at Cathal Brugha Barracks in Dublin on Tuesday. Photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times

A proposal to increase defence spending by €500 million a year will be brought to Cabinet next month for approval. The increased resources is in line(...)

 A ceremonial flypast on the Main Square, at The Defence Forces Training Centre, in The Curragh Camp. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

At midday May 16th 1922, Lieutenant General Jeremiah Joseph J.J (Ginger) O’Connell raised the tricolour on the top of the water tower which overlooks (...)

The total cost of the extra payment amounts to €37.1 million, which is paid out of the Exchequer. Photograph: Getty Images

The extra fuel allowance payment worth €100 per household will be paid this week. Some 371,000 household will benefit from the payment which is the e(...)

 A view showing the size of the turnout at the ‘Our Maternity Hospital’ protest outside the Dáil today. Photograph: Tom Honan

Hundreds of people have attended a rally at Leinster House calling on the Government to reject the current plan for developing the new National Matern(...)

Taoiseach Micheál Martin: ‘We have some sense of what would work with unionism, but we don’t have that sense with the British government.’ Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins Photos

Taoiseach Micheál Martin has accused the British government of being the main stumbling block to resolving the Northern Ireland protocol issue because(...)

A Palestinian artist paints a mural honouring late  veteran Al-Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh, in Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip, on Saturday. Photograph: Said Khatib/AFP/Getty

Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney has condemned Israeli actions at the funeral of murdered journalist Shireen Abu Akleh and said they should (...)

The solid gold coins are Mexican in origin.

Kenny’s in Galway have been buying and selling antiquarian books for generations and have occasionally came across the odd interesting artefact hidden(...)

 Taoiseach Micheál Martin’s message to renters was ‘Supply is the answer. It is not an easy answer to give’Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Taoiseach Micheál Martin has said politicians need to “get real” about objecting to developments in the midst of a housing crisis. Mr Martin stated (...)

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