Sean T O Kelly

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The front page of The Irish Times on April 18th, 1949

Midnight passed on April 18th, 1949, but the 21 gun salute that was due to take place couldn’t go ahead as eager crowds broke through the barriers on (...)

Eamon De Valera addressing a meeting in Los Angeles on his US tour as president of Dail Eireann. Photograph: Hulton Archive

In December 1918, while the votes in the general election were still being counted, Sir Henry Robinson, a senior official in the Irish administration,(...)

Mary MacSwiney (1872-1942), republican, was born on March 27th, 1872, in Bermondsey in London, the eldest of seven surviving children of an English mo(...)

Dorothea Findlater at the presentation of the Wheeler Plate after the inaugural match, earlier this year. She became an Irish hockey international, winning her first cap in 1936. She also represented Ireland at golf.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Dorothea Findlater, who remembered seeing the flames as Dublin burned during the week of the Easter Rising, has died at the age of 107. Her father, C(...)

Prince Charles and Princess Diana  on their wedding day on July 29th, 1981. Photograph: RC/HO REUTERS

Diana: In Her Own Words Channel 4, Sunday, 9pm As publicity goes, it was a bumper week for Channel 4, which couldn’t have asked for more opinion piece(...)

Former US president Barack Obama receives his bowl of shamrock from Taoiseach Enda Kenny  during a St Patrick’s Day reception  in 2012. Photograph: Chris Kleponis/Reuters

While the first St Patrick’s Day meeting in the White House between a US president and a taoiseach took place back in 1956, it has only become an annu(...)

A card from the Frongoch camp: ‘In Frongoch, Michael Collins had became a dominant figure in what has been described as the ‘university of revolution’.’ Photograph: © National Museum of Ireland

On this day one hundred years ago, those untried prisoners returning to Ireland following their internment after the Easter Rising had every reason to(...)

US  president Barack Obama  receives a bowl of shamrock from Taoiseach Enda Kenny at the  St Patrick’s Day reception at the White House in Washington. Photograph: Chris Kleponis/Reuters

US president-elect Donald Trump has promised to continue the tradition of inviting the Taoiseach to the White House for the presentation of a bowl of (...)

Times past: The original Oireachtas 1913 group photograph outside the Town Hall in Galway

Éamonn Ceannt, Douglas Hyde, Pádraig Pearse and Constance Markievicz were in anything but insurrectional mood when they gathered in Galway for a very (...)

Dorothea De Courcy Wheeler Findlater (106), at home in south Dublin. Her father Henry De Courcy Wheeler was staff captain to General William Lowe who took the surrender from Patrick Pearse. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Dorothea “Doris” Findlater is probably the only person left alive who remembers the Easter Rising. Now 106, she was six when the rebellion broke out(...)

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