Main bedroom of 60 Leinster Road is its grandest room

The play Six Degrees of Separation by John Guane explored the existential theme that everyone in the world is connected by a chain of no more than six(...)

A meeting in Ballaghaderreen, Co Roscommon, to protest against the extension of conscription to Ireland. Photograph: George Rinhart/Corbis via Getty Images

One hundred years ago the first World War ended and Ireland embarked on a course of action that led rapidly to the independent Irish State. After a re(...)

Countess Constance markievicz as a captain in the rish Citizen Army.

One of the most significant developments of the last century, the centenary of which will be commemorated next year, was the Representation of the Peo(...)

Constance Markievicz: like all Sinn Féin MPs she was elected on an abstentionist platform

A portrait of Constance Markievicz is to be presented to the House of Commons as part of a programme of events to mark 100 years since women got the v(...)

At William Partridge’s graveside: Trade unionist Des Geraghty (left) said  Partridge, who died in 1917,  “exposed the atrocious living conditions of workers and their families in the whole of Dublin during his lifetime”. Photograph: Patsy McGarry

Trade unionist Des Geraghty has recalled how a Dublin Corporation study in 1903 established that “virtually 60 per cent of Dublin families, with an av(...)

Fr Joseph Mallin. His documents, given to the OPW and Kilmainham Gaol, provide an account of Michael Mallin’s last days leading up to his trial and execution.

Documents and recollections of 1916 Easter Rising leader Michael Mallin’s military trial and execution, written by his son Joseph Mallin, were donated(...)

Britain’s Home Secretary Amber Rudd’s speaks after retaining her seat at a counting centre for Britain’s general election in Hastings. Photograph: Reuters

There will be a record number of female MPs in the House of Commons after at least 207 women were elected in Thursday’s general election. The 2017 pa(...)

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 (...)

 Albinia Brodrick, in a spectacular mid-life reinvention, changed her name to Gobnait Ní Bhruadair

One of the great clichés of Ireland’s Civil War is that it divided “brother against brother”. Less often heard is that it divided brother against sist(...)

President Michael D Higgins has paid tribute to Eva Gore-Booth. File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

President Michael D Higgins has paid tribute to Irish activist Eva Gore-Booth, the sister of Constance Markievicz, describing her as “a remarkable, in(...)

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