Thomas Kent

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Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has asked the party’s justice spokesman, Jim O’Callaghan, a senior counsel, to examine whether the Kenny Report could be implemented without the need for a referendum on the right to own private property. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES

Fianna Fáil supports the implementation of the Kenny Report from the 1970s to put a cap on the price of land sold for housing, according to Fianna Fái(...)

Officially opening the inaugural Thomas Kent School of History in Fermoy, Micheál Martin said ‘a shared historical literacy is an essential part of inclusive citizenship and it is something which we must insist on’. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

History needs to play a greater role in modern day society to prevent those who adopt extreme positions from promoting false narratives, according to (...)

A shrine on the the site of the former mother-and-baby home in Tuam, Co Galway. Photograph Peter Nicholls/Reuters

Minister for Children Katherine Zappone will bring proposals to Cabinet about the prospects of identifying babies in a mass grave in a former religiou(...)

The Moscow headquarters of Russia’s justice ministry, which published a list of nine media organisations designated foreign agents, including Voice of America and Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty. Photograph: Maxim Shemetov/Reuters

Russia labelled nine US-funded media outlets as foreign agents on Tuesday in retaliation for similar US action targeting RT, the English-language Rus(...)

Government departments have spent just under €1.725m on taxis, car and limousine hire in the past two years. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Government departments have spent just under €1.725 million on taxis, car and limousine hire in the past two years. Figures released by each departme(...)

Thomas Kent:  executed by firing squad in the prison yard of what was then Cork Military Detention Barracks on the morning of May 9th, 1916, after he was found guilty of armed rebellion

It may have taken almost a century, but when 1916 Easter Rising martyr Thomas Kent was reinterred in his family vault in Castlelyons in Co Cork last (...)

Members of the Defence forces fold the Tricolour over the coffin bearing the remains of Thomas Kent at St Nicholas’s Church, Castlelyons, Co Cork, during his State funeral and reinterment last year. He was executed 100 years ago today. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The family of Easter 1916 hero Thomas Kent have spoken of their pride in their forebear’s sacrifice as they remembered him at a special commemoration (...)

Stonebreakers’ Yard in Kilmainham Gaol in Dublin. A commemoration ceremony for Michael Mallin, Éamonn Ceannt and Sean Heuston has taken place at the jail. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The only surviving child of an executed leader of the Easter Rising has been honoured at a commemoration service in Kilmainham Gaol in Dublin. Fr Jo(...)

File photo: The remains of Commandant Thomas Kent lying in state at St. Michael’s Garrison church, Collins Barracks before a state funeral on Friday 18th September.  Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

The men and women of 1916 fought for a new Ireland where people could be free to make their own choices and the children of today should exercise that(...)

Thomas Kent was the only one of the 15 men who were executed to be the subject of a court martial outside Dublin. He was also probably the unluckiest (...)

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