There are “decades where nothing happens, and there are weeks where decades happen,” Lenin wrote of the tumultuous days of the Bolshevik revolution. H(...)

Micheline Sheehy Skeffington, granddaughter of leading Irish suffragette Hanna Sheehy Skeffington, re-enacts smashing the windows in Dublin Castle over 100 years ago. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

“History is just one damned thing after another,” said the historian Arnold Toynbee. Nonsense. History is lots of things happening at the same time, b(...)

April 23rd: The History Hedge School. The cause of Labour? - the 1918 general strike against conscription Padraig Yeates, Sarah Ann Buckley, Todd Morr(...)

Constance Markievicz in the uniform of the Irish Citizen Army.

A colourful and striking figure, Constance Markievicz could not be said at first glance to be a typical revolutionary of that revolutionary time. Born(...)

Women on a suffrage march carry 617 arrows, each representing a conviction of a suffragette. Photograph: Mansell/Time Life Pictures/Getty Images

The Irish suffrage movement, with a membership of about 3,000, was made up of nationalist, unionist and those who refused to take either side. It was (...)

Fr Joseph Mallin in 2006 at his father’s cell on the 1916 landing in Kilmainham Gaol where he visited his father on the  May 8th, 1916 , the day he was executed for his command of the Irish Citizens Army in the St Stephens Green area during the Easter Rising. Fr Malin was aged two  at the time and remembers the visit. Photograph: Alan Betson

President Michael D Higgins is attending a memorial mass for Fr Joseph Mallin who was the last surviving child of one of the executed leaders of the E(...)

Brigid of Kildare: a fearless negotiator who secured women’s property rights, and freed trafficked women

History is filled with stories of great deeds, the exploits of rebels, patriots and politicians, writers and artists, scientists and innovators. They (...)

 Independent Mattie McGrath was among those to contribute as the Dáil debated the latest developments in the broadband plan. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Can’t wait to see Katherine Zappone’s frock when she hits the red carpet at the Ifta awards. Hollywood Boulevard meets Dawson Street. It’ll be wall-t(...)

Lea Taylor and Nicola Wright dressed in Suffragettes costume hold a mock protest on the Royal Mile on February 6th, 2018 in Edinburgh, Scotland. Photograph:  Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

The Irish State “failed women for far too long,” Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht Josepha Madigan has said. Much of the idealism of the(...)

Sinn Féin president-elect Mary Lou McDonald, ICTU general secretary Patricia King and Labour Senator Ivana Bacik at the graveside commemoration of Constance Markievicz at  Glasnevin Cemetery.   Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Irish revolutionary Constance Markievicz was remembered on the 150th anniversary of her birth on Sunday for her contributions to feminism, nationa(...)

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