Kathleen Lynn was born on January 28th, 1874, in Mullafarry, near Cong in Co Mayo, the second oldest of three daughters and one son of Robert Lynn, Ch(...)

Protest meeting in 1918 in Ballaghaderreen, Co Roscommon, against conscription in Ireland. In April that year,  Lloyd George’s government had given itself the power to extend conscription to Ireland. Photograph: Photo12/UIG/Getty Images

Such is the drama of violence that it is easy to forget that the most important moment in the creation of an independent Irish State was a democratic (...)

Minister  Josepha Madigan with author Sinead Moriarty at the announcement in the National Gallery of Ireland. Photograph: Tony Maxwell/Maxwells

A new bursary scheme for women artists, named for the revolutionary and first female minister Constance Markievicz, has been announced. Minister for (...)

Teija Avila from Finland

  Teija Avila (Finland) “I almost died. The last 10km were the worst. It was my first marathon and I made a classic mistake of going too fast (...)

 Runners taking part in the SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon in Dublin’s city centre on Sunday. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

The centre of Dublin was full of walking wounded by lunchtime on Sunday, but, as the thousands limped and grimaced and even struggled to bend down to (...)

A general view of runners in the Phoenix Park during the 2018 SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon. Photograph: Sam Barnes/Sportsfile

The 39th Dublin City Marathon got under way in the city Sunday morning with the first runners crossing the starting line at 8.55am and the last of tho(...)

Janet Moran in 'A Holy Show'

It’s here, starting tonight, in venues (and on the streets and on a bus and wherever you’re having yourself) across Dublin. The enormous, varied, chal(...)

Micheál Martin said there had been a proposal prior to him becoming Minister for Education in 1997 to have history removed as a core subject at Junior Certificate level.

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has said he will restore history to the core Junior Certificate curriculum if his party are in government after the (...)

Minister for Culture, Heritage & the Gaeltacht Josepha Madigan speaking at the opening of the Parnell Summer School in Avondale, Co Wicklow. Photograph: Ronan McGreevy

Political parties may need to introduce gender parity in selecting election candidates if they do not reach that target naturally, the Minister for Cu(...)

Eddie Walsh and Constance Cassidy at Lissadell House. Mr Walsh  said he has tried a number of different providers but has never got a satisfactory broadband connection. Photograph: Brian Farrell

When it comes to connectivity Eddie Walsh, owner of Lissadell House in Sligo, believes things haven’t progressed too much since Constance Markievicz l(...)

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