Mon, 27 Apr, 2020
Sun, 19 Apr, 2020
Easter week is traditionally teachers’ unions conference time. It’s somewhat unusual that the various trade union groups representing a particular profession would have a particular focus season, largely driven by the school calendar.
Mon, 24 Apr, 2017
The testimony of a man aged 91, who died earlier this year, has provided an intriguing insight into the strong republican affiliations of a group of set dancers photographed at a crossroads in Ireland more than 100 years ago.
Mon, 05 Dec, 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
Since 1898, Dublin Fire Brigade ran the ambulance service and the emergence of the log book of the brigade’s headquarters in Tara Street from 1916 bears witness to the efforts to deal with the battle waging on the streets and the people affected, writes
Tue, 26 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
When Eleanor Burke eventually asked her grandmother why she never spoke about her membership of Cumann na mBan in Kerry, Ellie Rice replied: “We learned not to speak or say anything because one idle word during that period could cause somebody’s death.”
Mon, 07 Mar, 2016
Sat, 09 Jan, 2016
Fri, 01 Jan, 2016
I was glad to read M O’Flynn’s letter (Irish Examiner, August 7) regarding the heroic Fenian Jeremiah Ó Donnabháin Rossa, and those who followed in his footsteps, from the men of Easter Week to today’s republicans.
Mon, 10 Aug, 2015
Journalist and historian,suggests that almost a hundred years after his death, Thomas Kent is making us look into our past in new ways as the nation prepares to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the event which sparked the birth of the Irish Republic.
Fri, 26 Jun, 2015