John Moore (57) arrives at  Dublin District Court where he is charged with causing criminal damage to Eamon de Valera’s headstone in Glasnevin cemetery. Photograph: Collins Courts

A Dublin man accused of vandalising the headstone of former president and taoiseach Eamon de Valerahas told a court it was a “moment of madness”. Joh(...)

Think we’ve missed any important quotes? Let us know by submitting your suggestions here and we will publish a selection of the best 1(...)

A contemporary illustration of the Battle of Tallaght from the London Illustrated News

Events will take place across the country over the weekend to mark the Fenian rising of 1867. On March 5th, 1867 members of the Fenian movement stage(...)

Britain’s Prince Edward,  Duke of Kent, isshown the grave of Eamon de Valera during a visit to Glasnevin cemetery in May 2013. Photograph: Alan Betson

A Dublin man accused of vandalising the headstone of former president and taoiseach Eamon de Valera told gardaí he was guilty, a court has heard. Joh(...)

Rebecca Smyth from Ballymena, Co Antrim, with an Irish Wolfhound at Newgrange to witness the winter solstice. Photograph:   Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Noble, ancient Ireland: land of the Céide Fields, where our Neolithic ancestors created one of the oldest known complex agricultural systems in the wo(...)

The drawingroom in Coopershill House, Riverstown, Co Sligo.

At the top end of the short-term rental market, it’s not unusual to find reality and fantasy fuse, making it possible to live out the Downton Abbey or(...)

First minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon addressing Seanad Éireann in late November. She is good at exuding an air of authority  but everywhere there are logical contortions. Photograph: Maxwell

Somebody at Westminster has a sense of humour or history or quite possibly both: when the Scottish National Party’s new MPs were settling in following(...)

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(...)

Alex Salmond in Glasnevin cemetery yesterday: “Parnell’s is the peace cry of constitutional nationalism – the greatest rallying call.”

When I was a young MP and preparing to make my maiden speech in the House of Commons, I decided to climax my address with Charles Stewart Parnell’s mo(...)

The Edelweiss toilet paper,  from Third Reich Germany, which sold for €290; the Michael Collins jug, which sold for €1,800

An unused roll of Edelweiss-brand Klosettpapier (toilet paper) as issued to the Wehrmacht (the defence forces of the German Third Reich), estimated at(...)

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