War of Independence veteran Lieut Col Sean Clancy. He had been a commanding officer with the Fifth Infantry Battalion, and had served alongside Michael Collins. He died in    2006  aged 105

The surviving spouses of deceased War of Independence veterans have received almost €8 million in pension payments from the State in the past 10 years(...)

General Seán Mac Eoin, known as the ‘Blacksmith of Ballinalee’, was widely regarded as one of the most successful IRA commanders during the War of Independence. Photograph: British Pathé/Youtube

General Seán Mac Eoin, known as the ‘Blacksmith of Ballinalee’, was widely regarded as one of the most successful IRA commanders during the War of Ind(...)

I will be 50 on this 100th Anniversary of the 1916 Rising. Like many of my age group, I have vivid memories of grandparents who were participants in (...)

 Martin Corry TD

A bitter controversy has developed in recent years about whether or not Protestants were intimidated and murdered by elements of the IRA during the Wa(...)