Museum manager Niall Bergin looks over the last stages of the installation of new exhibition Hunger Strike: Ireland 1877-1981 at Kilmainham Gaol, Dublin. The exhibition charts the use of hunger striking in Irish political culture during pivotal moments in our history.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

On Friday, the official State commemoration of the centenary of the death of Thomas Ashe takes place in Glasnevin cemetery. Ashe, the Easter Rising (...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin with members of the FF Parliamentary Party, at the start of the party’s autumn think-in at the Longford Arms Hotel in Co Longford. Photograph: Eamonn Farrell/RollingNews.ie

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin is strongly resisting Government plans to widen income tax bands in Budget 2018, and says the move would be a breach(...)

A bread cart with armed fighters in the Irish Civil War, around 1922: We can never know for sure if Protestants were targeted out of pure religious hatred or selected as convenient symbols of the old coloniser, Britain. Photograph: National Library of Ireland

A fundamental question about the Revolution’s civilian casualties was reopened at the West Cork History Festival last month: were Protestants harmed b(...)

Micheál Martin said any democratic party would have difficulties doing business with Sinn Féin and the controlling manner in which it conducts politics. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has insisted his party will not enter government with Sinn Féin, describing the party as “IRA apologists” and “cult-(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin. Photograph: Eric Luke

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has insisted his party will not enter government with Sinn Féin, describing the party as IRA apologists and cult-lik(...)

Seamus Finn: he was just 24 when he became the youngest editor in the country. Photograph: The Sligo Champion

Seamus Finn, the former editor of the Sligo Champion who has died aged 70, was as a cub reporter banned by Sligo Rovers from their home turf, the Show(...)

Ivor Bell: faces two counts of soliciting the IRA abduction and killing of Belfast mother Jean McConville in 1972. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Prosecutors intend to proceed with legal action involving a veteran republican charged in connection with the IRA’s murder of Jean McConville, a lawye(...)

David Black (52) was shot dead on the M1 motorway by dissident republicans as he drove to work in Maghaberry jail.

A suspected dissident republican will hear next month whether he is to be extradited to Northern Ireland in connection with the murder of prison offic(...)

The men must not leave the jurisdiction, enter Northern Ireland nor attend any Republican commemorations.

Two men charged in connection with the murder of dissident republican Peter Butterly have been granted bail by the Special Criminal Court. Mr Butter(...)

Associate editors Dr John Borgonovo, Donal Ó Drisceoil, Mike Murphy and John Crowley  launching  the ‘Atlas of the Irish Revolution’ in Dublin. Photograph:  Maxwell Photography

As weighty tomes go, they do not get much weightier than the newly published Atlas of the Irish Revolution. This monumental work of almost 1,000 pag(...)

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