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Broadcaster Flor MacCarthy   delved into her family history and learned about a story from the War of Independence that had remained largely unspoken of. Photograph: iStock.

A broadcaster who delved into the past to learn about her descendants’ lives has uncovered an unlikely story. RTÉ presenter Flor MacCarthy found out (...)

Arthur Griffith arriving at the Mansion House in Dublin on July 11th, 1921 after the truce is declared. Photograph: The National Museum of Ireland

What happened in 1921 in Ireland? A lot is the short answer. The two jurisdictions on this island which are now the Republic of Ireland and Northern(...)

Tom Barry: Emboldened by the escape at Crossbarry, Barry decided to target the RIC barracks in his hometown on March 30th, 1921.

One of the many interesting facets of the complicated character of Tom Barry is that his father was a Royal Irish Constabulary (RIC) policeman. Thoma(...)

A memorial at the Upton ambush site mentions the three IRA men who died, but not the civilians who were killed

February 1921 was punctuated by two military disasters for the IRA in Cork. On February 20th at Clonmult, the Cork IRA suffered its biggest reverse of(...)

Tom Barry utilised good intelligence on where exactly a party of British Auxiliaries from C Company, based in Macroom, would go on patrol and selected a site in Kilmichael which offered his men ‘good killing ground’

IRA guerrilla leader, Tom Barry showed great military expertise in planning the Kilmichael ambush in West Cork 100 years ago today, both in selecting (...)

A motorcyclist has died after being involved in a collision in  Co Cork on Wednesday evening. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

A motorcyclist has died after being involved in a collision with a van in Co Cork on Wednesday evening. Gardaí have appealed for witnesses following (...)

The Custom House, then centre of local government, burns in May 1921. The operation to destroy it involved nearly 200 Volunteers. Photograph courtesy of the National Library of Ireland

The first six months of 1921 were by far the most violent period of the Irish War of Independence. In late 1920, a halt to the violence had looked p(...)

Tom Barry, the most famous IRA commander during the War of Independence and the mastermind of the Kilmichael ambush, addresses some of his old comrades at a memorial service in 1966

County Cork Incident Kilmichael ambush Date November 28th, 1920 Fatalities 12 Read full county by county breakdown here Cork was(...)

The final result indicated that       27,194 voters said Yes and 18,054 voted No. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The Yes campaign had a resounding victory in the previously conservative constituency of Cork North West where just 40 per cent of voters registered a(...)

A Co Cork community has been praised by President Michael D Higgins for commemorating its past. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

A Co Cork community has been praised by President Michael D Higgins for commemorating its past and recording its links with some of the seminal events(...)

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