On February 22nd, 1919, Sean T Ó Ceallaigh wrote a letter to French premier Georges Clemenceau from the Grand Hotel on Boulevard des Capuchines in Par(...)

Tom Johnson was the leader of the Labour Party from 1917 to 1927 and the leader of the opposition in the absence of anti-Treaty politicians between 1922 and 1927

The Democratic Programme, one of four seminal documents adopted by the first Dáil, set out the vision for a new Republic upon which the War of Indepen(...)

January 18th: The Paris Peace Conference opens. The tone is set early. French president Raymond Poincare declares: “You are assembled to repair the ev(...)

Boy George: his family tree reveals some interesting Irish branches on ‘Who Do You Think You Are’

Singer Boy George has likened his family story to a sad Irish song that a drunken relative would sing at a funeral or a wedding. The Who Do You Thin(...)

February 11th, 1916 A recruiting conference for Longford, Meath, Westmeath, Louth, King’s County (Offaly) and Queen’s County (Laois) took place at Du(...)

Screenshot from the National Archives web site detailing the extent of surveillance on the leaders of the Easter Rising.

Secret police files detailing the extent of surveillance on the leaders of the Easter Rising have been made available to the public for the first time(...)