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(...)

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(...)

Former Private Victor Murtagh had never been out of employment and brought no claim for loss of earnings. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The Supreme Court has halved to some €150,000 a €302,873 damages award made to a former soldier over negligence by the Army over its delay in failing (...)

A queue outside a church to sign the anti-conscription pledge in 1918.

On April 9th, 1918, House of Commons MPs gathered for a special sitting. At 3pm, British prime minister David Lloyd George briefed the house on the si(...)

Women on a suffrage march carry 617 arrows, each representing a conviction of a suffragette. Photograph: Mansell/Time Life Pictures/Getty Images

The Irish suffrage movement, with a membership of about 3,000, was made up of nationalist, unionist and those who refused to take either side. It was (...)

Shakespeare’s Hamlet from Jesuit Library sale at Sotheby’s auction

A historic library of more than 1,000 books and manuscripts owned by the Jesuit Order in Ireland will come under the hammer at Sotheby’s of London on (...)

William O’Brien is looking to remain in his role in the OCI. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Acting president of the Olympic Council of Ireland (OCI) William O’Brien has admitted to travelling business class to the Rio Olympics while athletes(...)

The funeral service of Aidan O’Driscoll (37) at St Oliver’s Church, Dublin Hill, Cork.

Gardaí investigating the murder of a leading dissident republican on Leeside earlier this month believe that a car found burnt out in North Cork may h(...)

Aidan O’Driscoll(37) had sided with the New IRA grouping in Cork led by a former Real IRA man in his 40s while several of his former comrades remained with Real IRA. Photograph:Collins

Gardaí investigating the murder of dissident republican Aidan O’Driscoll in Cork are increasingly coming to the view that he was killed by former asso(...)

Aidan O’Driscoll (37) who at one point was the self-styled chief-of-staff of the Real IRA in the south.

Gardaí investigating the murder of dissident republican Aidan O’Driscoll in Cork last week believe that up to five people may have involved in the kil(...)

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