James Connolly

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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 (...)

Mum Irene Rabbitte, left, with her daughter Marianne visiting Dr Julie Ellwood, an Osteopath, in the BabyBloom Mother and Child Clinic in Strandhill, Co Sligo. Photograph: James Connolly

We all know babies cry but dreams of new parenthood don’t usually envisage a seemingly inconsolable, bawling, ball of infant fury. It’s hard not to t(...)

“Modern” is a funny word in Ireland. In other countries, modern implies a straight line of development, from rural to urban, from agricultural to ind(...)

Cian Kelleher scores Connacht’s fourth try during the Guinness Pro 12 derby encounter with Ulster at the Sportsground. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Connacht 30 Ulster 25 Connacht are back, and how. On a gorgeous becalmed night in the west of Ireland, there was nothing calm about this frenzied and(...)

Peter Robb, try scorer in Connacht’s win over Edinburgh on Friday night, has signed a new deal with the province. Photograph: Inpho

Connacht have announced five players have signed new contracts with the Pro 12 champions. Acadsemy graduates Sean O’Brien, James Connolly, Peter Robb(...)

Archivists Noelle Dowling  and Brian Kirby with  Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin at exhibition in the Pro-Cathedral, Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson

A new exhibition is opening in Dublin to commemorate priests and nuns who risked their lives to attend to the dead and dying, the injured and the hun(...)

Tom Crean’s birth, marriage and death records are among 2.5 million new images of historical documents available on irishgeneaology.ie.

Millions of historic Irish births, deaths and marriage records are now available to the public online. More than 2.5 million images of old documents (...)

Patrick Honohan says Ireland has relied disproportionately on a small set of subsectors over the years, such as IT, pharma and software. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

One hundred years ago this week, Thomas Kettle, once a prominent and promising young activist in the Irish parliamentary party died on the Somme. Al(...)

Pat Lam has conceded his Connacht side were short on match fitness ahead of their opening day defeat to Glasgow. Photograph: Inpho

Pat Lam is promising his under-cooked Connacht will be turning up the heat when they host second-round Pro 12 visitors Ospreys on Saturday, despite a (...)

Pat Lam has named his starting XV for the opening game of Connacht’s Pro 12 title defence against Glasgow. Photograph: Inpho

Defending champions Connacht begin the defence of their Pro 12 title against Glasgow, the side they memorably beat in last year’s semi-finals, on Satu(...)

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