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Taoiseach Leo Varadkar: many anticipated the impact of the commemorations on Fine Gael’s election chances. Photograph:  Bryn Lennon/Getty Images

More than 200 messages sent to Taoiseach Leo Varadkar at the height of the controversy over Royal Irish Constabulary (RIC) commemorations varied from (...)

Max Arthur Macauliffe,  the eldest in a family of 11, grew up in Co Limerick.

The name Max Arthur Macauliffe means very little to most people in Ireland. Up until recently, this man, who is revered by millions around the world, (...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar during a visit to the Sikh temple, Serpentine Road, Dublin for Vaisakhi which is one of the most significant events in the Sikh calendar. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

If it was a coincidence that all the senior Fine Gael figures who visited the Sikh temple on Sandymount’s Serpentine Avenue on Sunday afternoon to mar(...)

An Indian girl looks at a painting depicting the  Jallianwala Bagh massacre, also known as the Amritsar massacre, in the run-up to the 100th anniversary pf the atrocity on April 13th, 1919. Photograph: Narinder Nanu/AFP/Getty Images

After a long and tempestuous life in the service of British imperialism, Sir Michael O’Dwyer had got used to a quiet life. He endured years of recrim(...)

More than 2,000 people attended the Nagar Kirtan Procession around Sandymount in Dublin. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

One of the happiest men among the estimated 2,000 people taking part in the Sikh parade at Dublin’s Sandymount area on Sunday was Ravinder Singh. In(...)

January 18th: The Paris Peace Conference opens. The tone is set early. French president Raymond Poincare declares: “You are assembled to repair the ev(...)

French president Georges Clemenceau, US president Woodrow Wilson and British prime minister David Lloyd-George at the Paris Peace Conference

In the British general election campaign of December 1918 slogans such as “Hang the Kaiser”, “squeeze the lemon till the pips squeak”, “homes fit for (...)

When it was over and the dead and wounded lay in pools of blood, moaning on the ground, Dyer forbade his soldiers to give any aid to the injured

It was 1919. The Ottoman and Austro-Hungarian empires had collapsed; new nations were springing up from their ruins; talk of self-determination was in(...)

Police officers inspect at the site of a train accident in Amritsar, India. Photograph: Raminder Pal Singh/EPA

A speeding train has crashed into a crowd watching fireworks during a religious festival in northern India, killing at least 60 people and injuring do(...)

A victim of the Air India Flight 182 bombing  is removed from Cork Airport on a stretcher in June 1985.

Sikh militant Inderjit Singh Reyat, who was convicted for his role in the bombing of an Air India flight off the Irish coast in 1985, has been release(...)

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