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The  Black and Tans in operation during the War of Independence. Michael Purtill  claimed  to have orchestrated an ambush in Kilmorna in which three Black and Tans were killed returning to barracks on April 7th, 1921 though his senior officer contradicted his claim.   Photograph: Topical Press Agency/Hulton Archive/Getty Images

An uncle of writer John B Keane had to flee Kerry during the civil war when his barracks was overrun by anti-Treaty republicans. Michael Purtill was (...)

In primary schools, 12 per cent of pupils are absent for 20 days or more over  the school year. This rises to 15 per cent at second level. Photograph: iStock

Today almost one million pupils will attend primary and secondary school. And today, like most days, about 60,000 – or 6 per cent – will not turn up f(...)

The report found that Dublin Airport’s expansion will prevent other airports from acting as catalysts for regional growth.

The Government should consider aid for Shannon and Cork airports to help combat the imbalance created by Dublin’s growth, a report backed by four cham(...)

The final stage of naturalisation requires attendance at a citizenship ceremony. Photograph: Frank Miller

More than 16,000 people’s hopes of becoming an Irish citizen have been put on hold following a decision by the Department of Justice to postpone two c(...)

The destruction of a recently discovered ecological treasure in the heart of an urban area by South Dublin County Council is distressing news. But the(...)

Garda Commissioner Drew Harris believes the current structure of the Garda force is too complex. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Under the new plans set out by Garda Commissioner Drew Harris to reorganise the force, the number of Garda regions is being reduced from six to four,(...)

The teenager was before the Children’s Court in Ennis where he pleaded guilty to the illegal possession of a knife in a Co Clare town on April 17th last.

A victim of a child sex ring, now aged 17, “flipped” and packed a knife with the intention of confronting “a renowned paedophile”, a court has been to(...)

 Dermot Bannon with Tipperary clients  Mary Hayes and Joe Kenny. Photograph:  RTÉ

“Make America Great Again!” “Take Back Control!” “Let’s open up this space a little and maybe get a granite worktop and expose the wooden floor and ge(...)

Students on the March for Climate Change in March. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Ten large rallies are being held across Ireland on Friday, the biggest in Dublin, as part of the global day of action to counter climate disruption. (...)

Shane O’Neill has just finished his first year teaching through Irish on Cape Clear island off the coast of West Cork. Photograph: Tony McElhinney

It is a year since Shane O’Neill bucked the trend of twenty-something professionals who flock in their thousands to urban centres in search of promisi(...)

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