Wolfe Tone

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Show some respect: the Molly Malone statue on Suffolk Street, Dublin. Photograph: Dave Meehan

I wish to include the internationally famous fishmonger, Molly Malone, in the current movement against sexual harassment. On a visit to Dublin recent(...)

The Molly Malone statue on Suffolk Street, Dublin. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

Molly Malone’s voice will echo over the streets of Dublin, as her statue on Suffolk Street becomes the latest addition to the talking statues initiati(...)

“I’m not guilt-tripping you,” I tell Sorcha. “I’m just pointing out that this is the latest you’ve been home since you storted in LinkedIn.”

It’s not like I’m an obsessive or anything but the times that Sorcha has arrived home from work the past few nights have been 8.05pm, 8.16pm, 9.10pm, (...)

Putting the finishing touches to the war memorial in Kilkenny ahead of its unveiling on Sunday. Photograph: James Burke

The Great War was rumbling well into its fourth year when young Thomas (Tommy) Woodgate from Mill Street in Callan, Co Kilkenny, joined the Royal Flyi(...)

Aidan O’Driscoll was appointed secretary-general at the Department of Justice nine months after the position became vacant.

The Department of Justice has been criticised for appointing a new secretary-general without following due process. Minister for Justice Charlie Fla(...)

A three-storey, terraced house above a barbershop on Cork’s Shandon Street is for sale for €210,000.

As commute times get longer more home hunters are looking to live centrally, giving up on big back gardens and wide open green spaces in favour of les(...)

Michael O’Riordan  volunteered to fight against Franco without any expectation of the war being won. Photograph: Alan Betson

Irish communist leader Michael O’Riordan went to fight with the International Brigades in the Spanish Civil War even though he believed the fight for (...)

Meeting Place statue on Liffey Street, Dublin, which is part of the Talking Statues initiative. Photograph: talkingstatuesdublin.ie

James Joyce is sometimes mistaken for Charlie Chaplin. Sometimes he’s mistaken for a spray-painted mime artist. Passers-by stop and wait for him to cl(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar looks at a map of Dublin from 1610  with  Trinity’s registrar Prof Paula Murphy and  provost Dr Patrick Prendergast at an event to celebrate 425 years since TCD’s founding. Photograph: Tom Honan

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said while third level students should make a contribution toward their education, he could not support a system that left (...)

Wolfe Tone: in declaring that his republic should comprise Catholic, Protestant and dissenter, he relied heavily on religious denomination. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

It was a strange epiphany in the unlikely setting of the local refuse recycling centre in a small French town. I was intending to drop off some stuff(...)

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