Denis ‘Sonny’ O’Neill: RIC man, spy, IRA volunteer and, almost certainly, the Big Fellow’s assassin
The documented claims made by the families of Army casualties record harrowing experiences that touched on all levels of Irish society
Military service pension files highlights the role women played in Ireland from 1916 to 1923
Release of files from the War of Independence and the Irish Civil War a salve for bitterness of the period
IRA wanted to swap Prince Edward for volunteers held under sentence of death
Secretary to Eamon de Valera in US and Liverpool Cumann na mBan member among applicants
Widow of John Furlong remarried Brendan Behan’s father in 1922
IRA’s Frank Busteed involved in killing of Mary Lindsay in Cork during War of Independence
Former lord mayor detailed frustrations in letters to pensions board
Successful plot to kill the Royal Irish Constabulary commissioner outlined by Hyde
From monitoring telephone calls to stealing and hiding guns, women were in the thick of it
Garda commissioner asked to make ‘discreet inquiries’ about one sibling’s identity
The scene at Liberty hall in Dublin.
The GPO Sackville Street Dublin.
Bomb damage in Dublin following the Easter Rising.
The bombed buildings at the corner of Sackville Street and Eden Quay on the banks of the Liffey
Children of Dublin collecting firewood from the ruined buildings damaged in the Easter Rising
Confidential memo from then-director of intelligence Col Michael Joe Costello in September 1925 touches on the issue
Bullets travelled through Thomas McKane and hit his daughter in the head
Edward Keogh attacked Portobello Barracks and fought on St Stephen’s Green
Thousands of files will be released over the coming years
Irish government stepped in after mutiny soldiers were refused British war pensions
Emigration among IRA veterans was widespread – 60 per cent of one Sligo regiment emigrated by 1935
Grace Plunkett, subject of a famous ballad, failed in claim for monies for own activities
The story of Margaret Skinnider, shot three times and then refused a pension because she wasn’t a man, is one of many showing risks women took in the independence fight
Revolutionary had separated from Major John MacBride a decade before the Rising
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