Wolfe Tone

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Napoleon Bonaparte: had many connections with people born in Ireland

Shortly before his death on May 5th, 1821, Napoleon Bonaparte, in exile on St Helena, wrote a codicil to his will, bequeathing 10,000 francs (about £5(...)

The Long Room at Trinity College Dublin. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien / THE IRISH TIMES

Trinity College Dublin (TCD) will examine its colonial legacy in Ireland and across the British Empire in response to the Black Lives Matter movement.(...)

Wolfe Tone and dissenters

Sir, – Rev Myozan Kodo Kilroy labours under a common misapprehension when he writes that “even in the 18th century, Wolfe Tone offered the third box o(...)

 Alan Bailey Manager at the Capuchin Day Centre, Bow Street, handing out Supervalue Gift cards to the value of 40 euros due to Covid 19 instead of the traditional Christmas hamper. Photograph: Alan Betson

Almost 3,000 grocery vouchers, in lieu of Christmas hampers, were provided to some of Dublin’s poorest households at the Capuchin Day Centre on Friday(...)

Religious minorities are locked out of chaplaincy services in Ireland as, usually, a degree in Christian theology is required to work as a chaplain.

At a recent meeting between the Taoiseach and faith communities, I suggested that the Covid-19 pandemic has highlighted inequalities that have long ex(...)

Máirtín Ó Cadhain: one of the foremost writers to promote modernism in Irish-language writing

Teacher, writer, academic, republican and Irish-language activist Máirtín Ó Cadhain, who died 50 years ago on October 18th, would probably be seen as (...)

Mary Queen of Scots prayerbook, Christie’s, £250,000 - £350,000.

The prayer book once owned by Mary, Queen of Scots will be offered as part of Christie’s Classic Week’s Old Master Group sale, which will be held live(...)

Marianne Lee: her elegant writing ably showcases Ellen Hutchins’s journey from directionless ingenue to highly regarded botanist:

Turning the lives of real people into compelling fiction is an art in itself. The novel must be historically accurate, and therefore meticulously rese(...)

Wolfe Tone is the recognised father of Irish republicanism.

Ireland has a strange relationship with the word “republican”. It was first associated here with Wolfe Tone’s campaign for Irish self-determination, a(...)

William Drennan: died 200 years ago on February 5th

The phrase “the Emerald Isle” to describe Ireland is well known but what may not be as well known is that the man who is credited with first using the(...)

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