Charles Stewart Parnell, founder and leader of the Irish Parliamentary Party, addressing an anti-rent meeting in Limerick in 1879. Image: Culture Club/Getty Images

Reflections on the 125th anniversary of the death of the iconic Irish nationalist leader Charles Stewart Parnell this month have been relatively spars(...)

‘The Siege of Jadotville’: Mark Strong teeters between one accent and another as Conor Cruise O’Brien

There are several reasons to see The Siege of Jadotville in cinemas. It’s a damn fine action film. It pays overdue respect to the Irish soldiers who f(...)

Minister Paul Kehoe presenting the citations to Corporal John Gorman Sgt Harry Dixon and Pte Jimmy Taheny at Custume Barracks, Athlone. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

Soldiers from the Irish battalion who fought at the Siege of Jadotville were honoured on Saturday for their bravery during the 1961 UN intervention in(...)

 Jamie Dornan stars in Richie Smyth’s new film ‘The Siege of Jadotville’. File photograph: Matt Crossick/PA Wire

Richie Smyth’s The Siege of Jadotville, the story of the Irish battalion that fought during the 1961 UN intervention in the Congo, is to receive a lim(...)

Seána Kerslake is incandescent in A Date For Mad Mary

If you craved a sense of occasion on Saturday then the Galway Film Fleadh was the place to be. The organisers of the 28th event pulled off a coup by (...)

An image of Sackville Street (now O’Connell St) and the River Liffey at Eden Quay. Photograph: PA/PA Wire

A blow delivered against the British imperialist bourgeoisie in Ireland is a hundred times more significant than a blow of equal weight in Africa or A(...)

Ireland’s ambassador to Britain, Dan Mulhall: he and Cambridge history professor Eugenio Biagini have revisited Conor Cruise O’Brien’s 1960 book The Shaping of Modern Ireland  with The Shaping of Modern Ireland – A Centenary Assessment

Over three days last week at Churchill College, Cambridge, historians from around the world discussed the Easter Rising in the context of the revoluti(...)

Political pedigree: Ivan Yates and his fellow Newstalk Breakfast anchor Chris Donoghue

Whenever Enda Kenny does go to the country, it can’t come soon enough for Ivan Yates. The former Fine Gael minister and current cohost of Breakfast (N(...)

Fr FX Martin argued in 1966 that “the traditional conditions required for lawful revolt seem at first sight, and even at second, to be absent in 1916”. Photograph: Peter Thursfield.

In his recent book Not in God’s Name, Jonathan Sacks, the former British chief rabbi, developed the useful concept of “altruistic evil” – by which he (...)

 The Fianna Fail leader Micheal Martin , speaking at the party’s Ard Fheis last weekend. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin continues to insist his party is “preparing for government”, but that it will not participate in a coalition with ei(...)

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