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A plaque in the lower yard of Kilmainham Gaol listing the names of the Invincibles, the five assassins who were hanged for the murders of the chief secretary to Ireland Lord Frederick Cavendish and the permanent under-secretary Thomas Henry Burke on May 6th, 1882.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

In the lower yard of Kilmainham Gaol and out of bounds to its many visitors is the place where the Invincibles are buried in rough teal coffins. It i(...)

A Priest and a group of English officers gather around Napoleon’s coffin of after his death on the island of St Helena, in May, 1821. Photograph: General Photographic Agency/Hulton Archive/Getty

On May 5th, 1821, at 5.49pm, Napoleon died on the island of St Helena in the mid-Atlantic, most likely of stomach cancer. He was just 51 but had live(...)

Dr Audrey Whitty, head of collections, with Taoiseach Micheál Martin and Tánaiste Leo Varadkar discuss the pen used by Michael Collins to sign the Anglo-Irish Treaty in December 1921 at the launch the Decade of Centenaries 2021 Programme, including funding for a major new project, at the National Museum of Ireland – Decorative Arts and History, Collins Barracks, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Glasnevin wall, which is intended to mark all of those who died between the Easter Rising in 1916 and the Civil War, should be finished, Tánaiste (...)

 Taoiseach Micheál Martin, Minister for  Culture Catherine Martin and Tánaiste, Leo Varadkar  launch the Decade of Centenaries 2021 programme at National Museum of Ireland, Collins Barracks, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

The forthcoming programme for the Decade of Centenaries will remember everybody who died in the Irish Revolution “irrespective of uniform”, Taoiseach (...)

Taoiseach Micheál Martin looks at a lemur during a visit to Dublin Zoo. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Taoiseach Micheál Martin had a fortunate escape on his visit to Dublin Zoo to mark the first day of the reopening of outdoor attractions nationwide. (...)

People enjoying the sunshine at Bushy Park, Dublin. Photograph: Ronan McGreevy

Temperature hit 20 degrees in western counties on Saturday with a glorious weekend in store. There has been summer-like conditions along the west coa(...)

The members voted overwhelmingly to replace Article 41.2 of the Constitution which states: “In particular the State recognises that by her life within the home, woman gives to the State a support without which the common good cannot be achieved”. Photograph:iStock

The constitutional clause on women’s place being in the home should be replaced by a recognition of the value of care within the home and the wider co(...)

The Necrology Wall at Glasnevin Cemetery as it appears now. Photograph: Alan Betson

It has been five years since the Glasnevin Wall was unveiled, opened with the lofty ambition to remember everyone, friend and foe, who died during Ire(...)

Intel recently announced plans to create 1,600 jobs as part of a $7bn (€5.8bn) investment at Leixlip. File photograph: Collins

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases on the Intel construction site in Leixlip, Co Kildare, has risen to 85. Further testing has taken place at(...)

 The Necrology Wall at Glasnevin Cemetery: The  names of 488 people killed in the Rising    are covered in tarpaulin, held in place by duct tape and rope. Photograph: Alan Betson

It is five years since the Glasnevin Wall was unveiled, opened with the lofty ambition to remember everyone, friend and foe, who died during Ireland’s(...)

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