Often it has been Ireland’s writers and artists that have called out the hopes and failures of national politics, holding the polity to account in the culture.
Irish participation in World War I has been surrounded by a form of “collective amnesia” – largely because of the part the war played in the Easter Rising.
About 250 women appear to have taken part in 1916's Easter Rising.
The big vote is not just for Brits – which might be a surprise to some people.
A century ago, a group of rebels sought to found an Irish republic. This is their story.
How to invent a national identity – and then sell it.
Scotland has just joined the growing list of countries getting tough on the vapes. Here's why the libertarians should pipe down.
Recounts are underway following a vote that left no clear winner.
Fine Gael and Labour felt confident going into this short campaign – perhaps a little too confident.
A windswept rock at what was the edge of the Medieval world is a fitting place for a Jedi hermit.
UN special envoy and former Irish president Mary Robinson talks to leading experts about the 2015 Paris climate negotiations.
The film's exploration of a young Irish woman's emigration to 1950s New York digs beneath nostalgic stereotype.
Dublin has managed to keep the money rolling in while others struggle, so what are the lessons to learn for its neighbours and rivals?
As the British Museum gears up for some soul-searching about our inner Celt, 500 dons are gathering with much the same mission.
The impact of Ireland's affirmative vote on marriage equality is getting attention from all around the world. Will the result create a "social revolution" as some are suggesting?
As that famous Irish poet W. B. Yeats put it; all has changed, changed utterly.
While Ireland's pro-marriage equality campaign is leading in the polls, the gap has narrowed ahead of Friday's vote. And history shows that Irish referendums can be far closer than the polls predict.
Let's hope Ireland votes Yes, but the government could have made sure marriage equality happened years ago.
The Catholic Church's calls to protect children are falling on deaf ears after years of abuse scandals.
Everything you need to know about the same sex marriage referendum.