Irish Republican, socialist, suffragette and revolutionary, Countess Constance Markievicz was a fearsome politician who was the true first female member of the British parliament.
The UK is in for a volatile few years, with no obvious calming measures in sight. But for a true revolution to happen, a great many stars would have to align.
The home secretary has announced that the threat of terrorism related to Northern Ireland is now highly likely in Britain.
Irish immigrants and their descendants played a leading part in the Easter Rising of 1916 and Ireland's subsequent rebellion. But the inspiration worked in the other direction as well.
For 100 years, the Easter Rising has occupied center stage in the memory making of republican Ireland. But the role of Irish soldiers in World War I had been all but forgotten -- until now.
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.
A century ago, a group of rebels sought to found an Irish republic. This is their story.
As the Republic marks the centenary of this historic event, it is becoming a very contentious matter north of the border.
The effects of the Dublin insurrection went much further than Ireland.