James Connolly

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Trade unionist Rosie Hackett was among the women determined to mark the anniversary of the execution of James Connolly.

This week, members of the Irish women’s soccer team continued a tradition of Irish women occupying Liberty Hall to challenge the male establishment. (...)

The Swiss Cottage

The Swiss Cottage, Cahir, Co Tipperary The closest setting to JRR Tolkien’s Shire this side of Middle-earth, Lord Cahir built the Swiss Cottage as a (...)

The entrance to the site of a mass grave at the former mother and baby home in Tuam, Co Galway. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/EPA

CS Lewis’s Screwtape Letters are written from the perspective of a senior devil, Screwtape, who is instructing a junior devil on how to best to distra(...)

A contemporary illustration of the Battle of Tallaght from the London Illustrated News

Events will take place across the country over the weekend to mark the Fenian rising of 1867. On March 5th, 1867 members of the Fenian movement stage(...)

Daniel Clowes’s graphic novel Patience,  a  time-travelling rumination on love, bereavement and obsession.

What were your cultural highlights for the year gone by? Daniel Clowes’s new comic, Patience, is a brilliant time-travelling rumination on love, berea(...)

Nicola Sturgeon with her fans: the politicians swarmed around their guest trying to position their phones while simultaneously elbowing colleagues out of the way. Photograph: Maxwells

There was a very touching end to Nicola Sturgeon’s morale-boosting Seanad visit. Starstruck Senators fell over each other as they battled to take se(...)

Walter Paget: Birth of the Irish Republic

Events in the GPO during Easter 1916 have often been described as the “birth of the Irish republic”. That’s even the title of a painting by Walter Pag(...)

Betty and Mairtín Ó Reilly talk to Taoiseach Enda Kenny at the opening of the  Ionad Cultúrtha an Phiarsaigh in Rosmuc, Co Galway. Photograph: Seán Ó Mainnín

Ireland is in an excellent position to “evangelise” about Europe’s role in promoting peace, tolerance, respect, freedom and dignity, Taoiseach Enda K(...)

The flourishes of both Patrick Pearse and James Connolly are evident in 1916 Proclamation of the Irish Republic. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill

Assessing the extent to which historic social, political, cultural and economic promises or aspirations have been delivered or reneged on could lead t(...)

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin pictured at  Kilmainham Gaol last Sunday. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The Catholic Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin has described Kilmainham Gaol as “a monument to the spiritual strength and the faith of the men and (...)

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