Fri, 15 May, 2020
Mon, 11 May, 2020
Corofin are just 120 minutes away from becoming the first football or hurling club to win three All-Ireland senior titles in a row, but they still know how to celebrate their successes after Sunday’s Connacht final victory over Pádraig Pearse’s.
Tue, 26 Nov, 2019
One of the half-forgotten, or at least half-ignored, truths of our history is that those who took part in the 1916 Rising, especially in Dublin, were excoriated by the majority of their fellow citizens until British authorities decided to execute them, making them martyrs for their cause.
Tue, 15 Oct, 2019
WHEN The Irish Press was first published in 1931 — Pádraig Pearse’s mother pressed the button to start the printing press — the paper’s founder Éamon de Valera said the paper’s purpose was: “To give the truth in the news ...”
Tue, 15 Nov, 2016
WHEN mezzo-soprano Rachel Kelly steps onto the platform of the John Field Room on Friday to open a recital titled ‘Songs of Erin’, in the final week of Composing the Island, it will be very much a family affair. Accompanying her will be her mother, pianist and broadcaster Una Hunt.
Thu, 22 Sep, 2016
Seán Hurley, from Drinagh, was Michael Collins’ brother-in-law and they were also good friends while working in the civil service in London. Hurley then got a job in the fabled Harrods store before he was called back to Dublin, alongside Collins, writes Ray Ryan
Fri, 29 Apr, 2016
General John Maxwell ignored calls from the viceroy to spare the lives of those on the periphery of the Rising and instead pursued martial justice, allowing defendants little more than 10 minutes in their ‘trials’ to tell their side of the story, writes
Wed, 27 Apr, 2016
WHEN you’re a scriptwriter whose latest TV series is an irreverent take on the 1916 Rising, it throws you a little when you meet your director for the first time and realise he’s a descendant of one of the most celebrated fighters to die at the GPO.
Thu, 21 Apr, 2016
President Michael D Higgins and senior government ministers have led the tributes to the 1916 fallen at the Kilmainham Jail site where they were executed in an emotional reminder of the deaths of the Rising leaders.
Mon, 28 Mar, 2016
As commander of the Cork Brigade, Tomás MacCurtain was responsible for the success of his mission. But he had been receiving conflicting orders from the Irish Volunteer HQ in Dublin, writes
Mon, 21 Mar, 2016