The Easter Rising began on Easter Monday – April 24th – 1916. The rebel leader Pádraig Pearse agreed to an unconditional surrender on Saturday, Apr(...)

The cross-over between the campaign for marriage equality and the campaign for abortion rights. Why is one winning and the other losing?

As we sat there in the dark theatre in Dublin’s Liberty Hall, they were counting the votes in the referendum on same-sex marriage down the road in the(...)

Liz Gillis: ‘I hope I have done justice to the memory of these women, our grandmothers, mothers, aunts, great-aunts.’

The idea for writing Women of the Irish Revolution came when I was writing my last book Revolution in Dublin 1913-1923: A Photographic History. During(...)

A store star is born: Conor Pope goes to work in Arnotts for the day. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Bringing an infamous sex offender to the table on the first day of a new job seems like a bad idea, so I lie to my fellow recruits around the table(...)

Father Joseph Mallin SJ. Fianna Fáil senator Mark Daly said the families of those who participated in the events of 1916 should be central to the upcoming commemorations.

A member of the all-party Decade of Commemorations Working Group has called on the public to convey birthday wishes to the last surviving child of (...)

British ambassador Dominick Chilcott at the launch of The Irish Country house and The Great War in The National Library. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The Irish and British governments have been as “good as their word” in ensuring the decade of commemorations is marked in a “spirit of historical acc(...)

Hanna Sheehy-Skeffington, Kathleen Shannon and Kate Sheedy, in their graduation robes and mortar-boards, carry a banner saying “Votes” [for women]

After the Easter Rising Brigid Lyons was captured and imprisoned. Faced with the prospect of sharing a cell with a prostitute, or, as she put i(...)

Mary Deegan Kavanagh with a medal belonging to her aunt Maire Deegan, a member of Cumann na mBan, at the ceremony to mark the centenary of the foundation of Cumann na mBan at Glasnevin Cemetery yesterday. Photograph: Alan Betson

Irish people are “called forth to fulfil a new promise” and to build new relations that our predecessors could on(...)

 Lissadell House in Co Sligo, which is owned by barristers Constance Cassidy  and Edward Walsh.  Photograph: Alan Betson

Sligo County Council could face a legal costs bill of several million euro after the owners of the Lissadell estate won a unanimous Supreme Court r(...)

Members of the Cassidy family; (from left),  Eddie, John, Constance, Eleanor, Jane, Harry and Kate, after their Supreme Court win this morning.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The owners of Sligo’s Lissadell House have secured a Supreme Court ruling that there are no public rights of way across most of four routes through th(...)

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