The Irish Rebellion of 1641 offered an opportunity for the ambitions of a well-connected group of Puritan politicians and businessmen. The result was civil war.
A squalid incident in Tipperary set the tone for a bitter conflict.
In the first of a new series, we ask historians one of the burning questions of the day.
By escaping its neighbour’s orbit, the history of Ireland has moved out of its traditional comfort zones.
Women played a minor role in the Easter Rising of 1916. But they became crucial intelligence agents in the Anglo-Irish War.
The Anglo-Norman invasion of Ireland in 1167 sowed the seeds for centuries of tension between England and the Irish.
After the UK voted to leave Europe, Northern Ireland’s fragile relationship with both its past and its neighbour is once again to the fore.
Life for the poor in 18th- and 19th-century Ireland was hard and, for many women, prostitution was the only option. But the bawdy houses were rife with disease and police did little to protect women from violent customers.
The attempt to overthrow British rule and found an Irish Republic began on 24 April 1916.
The trial for treason and execution of Roger Casement – humanitarian, homosexual and Irish Nationalist – which took place, in the wake of the Easter Rising of 1916, continues to resonate, as Andrew Lycett explains.