French singer Severine reads the Sunday Independent newspaper in her hotel on 4th April, the day after she won the 1971 Eurovision Song Contest with the song ‘Un banc, un arbre, une rue’ for Monaco in Dublin, Ireland on 3rd April 1971. Photograph: Rolls Press/Popperfoto/Getty Images

Revisiting another facet of the colourful history of print journalism in Ireland would hardly justify even a faint cry of “Hold the front page”. At le(...)

Rioting outside the Liberty Hall headquarters of the Transport Workers Union in Dublin on the day after Shels played Bohs in Ringsend. Photo: Evening Standard/Hulton Archive/Getty Images

It was around lunchtime on Saturday August 30th 1913 and the Bohemians team were preparing to travel south to face Shelbourne in a charity match to ma(...)

An instinctual understanding of art: Tom Vaughan-Lawlor as Hugh Lane in Citizen Lane

There’s a wonderful tableau in the new Irish historical film Citizen Lane depicting Hugh Lane’s wildly ambitious vision for Dublin: architect Edwin La(...)

A large anti-conscription demonstration in Dungannon. Photograph: Photo12/UIG/Getty Images

The anti-conscription campaign was arguably nationalist Ireland’s most complete, and bloodless, victory over British imperialism in the 20th century. (...)

Protest  about Independent Newspapers pensions: three things that might change the culture of taking other people’s money are a sense of shame, powerful regulation and serious punishment. Photograph: Eric Luke

Before the great crash of 2008, there were four reasons not to be too worried if you were doing funny stuff with other people’s money. There was no sh(...)

NUJ and Siptu protest about Independent Newspapers’ pension scheme, outside the Alexander Hotel, where INM held an EGM on Monday. Photograph: Eric Luke

Plans by Independent News and Media (INM) to change its company pension rules, which could lead to sharp cuts for hundreds of ex-staff, are “a new low(...)

An ASTI member takes part in a strike at Beneavin De La Salle College  in Dublin. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

Secondary schools are closed because teachers withdrew from working an extra hour covering supervision and substitution, Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said(...)

Watercolour drawing of Dublin’s Ha’penny Bridge (1818) by Samuel Frederick Brocas. Image courtesy of National Library of Ireland

They have been crossing it free of charge for a whole century now, but Dubliners have a long memory. So, although it was first named in honour of th(...)

Soldiers survey the interior of the GPO in Sackville Street, Dublin, during the 1916 Easter Rising. Photograph: Hulton Archive/Getty Images

A new website containing details of thousands of compensation claims by individuals and businesses following the 1916 Easter Rising has been launched (...)

In the capital, the newspaper forces were more or less evenly divided.The Irish Times and the Daily Express were unionist.

On Easter Saturday 1916, as both the Irish News and the Derry Journal reported with evident approbation, an enthusiastic crowd witnessed a military de(...)

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