Dan Breen of Cork Public Museum, Tom Dowdall, Lord Mayor of Cork Cllr Mick Finn and Deborah Dowdall  with the marble bust of Terence Mac Swiney. The Dowdalls are grandchildren of Cork’s first female lord mayor, Jane Dowdall. Photograph: Michael O’Sullivan

The Lord Mayor of Cork has welcomed the acquisition of two War of Independence-era artefacts including a marble bust of one of his predecessors, Teren(...)

Constance Markievicz and Kathleen Lynn at Earlsfort Terrace probably taken at the treaty debates, circa Dec 1921-Jan 1922. Photograph: Independent News and Media/Getty Images

In May 2018 another tranche of pension records were released, bringing the total number of applications for pensions submitted by women released to da(...)

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(...)

Lord Mayor Mick Finn suggested people should try and imagine what life was like for the generation of young Cork people who went to fight in battle.

Commemorating those who fell in the first World War will help Ireland and the world learn lessons on how to avoid such carnage and the futility of ano(...)

World Wars 1, 2 and 3 by Cristina Sampaio: “This cartoon is obviously controversial in its assertion, but it has an impact that can’t be ignored,” says festival director Richard Chapman

“From here, you get a breathtaking view of what will happen in the 20th century. The Holocaust, the Khmer Rouge, Rwanda, former Yugoslavia. But also t(...)

Prince Charles meets school children during a visit to Cork Naval Base. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/PA Wire

Sean O’Callaghan probably never envisaged his ballad extolling all things Cork from harriers to hurlers being used to greet members of the Britis(...)

View of Sackville Street (O’Connell Street) and the Liffey at Eden Quay in Dublin at the time of the Easter Rising. Photograph: PA

Footage of the architects of Irish independence unseen for a century has been made available online. Easter Rising 1916 leaders Michael Collins and É(...)

Barcelona taking on Las Palmas in front of a deserted Camp Nou. Photograph: Albert Gea/Reuters

When I agree with a protest or cause, I would generally smile whenever I see peaceful protests in its name. When that cause is under attack, your inst(...)

People gather near the old university of Barcelona, two days after the banned Catalan independence referendum. Photograph: Yves Herman/Reuters

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has pledged to raise the Catalan crisis with Spanish prime minister Mariano Rajoy “when the opportunity is appropriate”. He sa(...)

A Co Cork community has been praised by President Michael D Higgins for commemorating its past. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

A Co Cork community has been praised by President Michael D Higgins for commemorating its past and recording its links with some of the seminal events(...)

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