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A group of Black and Tans on a trench road in Tipperary, while assisting the British Army during the War of Independence, 1921. From the AE Bell Collection. Photograph: Hulton Archive/Getty Images

County: Leitrim Incident: Ambush at Selton Hill, near Mohill Date: March 11th, 1921 Fatalities: 6 A group of IRA volunteers conspired to lie about(...)

The Boylan Family with the uniform and greatcoat of Sean's father, also Sean, who was a general in the Irish Army in the first part of the twenties.  Pictured are, Sean Boylan his his wife Tina, and hteir six children, Seán, Ciarán, Daire, Doireann, Aoife and Orán.

County: Meath Incident: Capture of Trim RIC barracks Date: September 30th, 1920 Fatalities: 1 Meath may be unfairly known as the “Royal County”, a(...)

Margaret Attwood and Bernardine Evaristo, joint winners of the 2019 Booker Prize. Photographs: Getty Images

The literary world was taken by surprise tonight when the Booker Prize for 2019 was awarded to two books focusing on the experiences of women in socie(...)

 Norah Glynn,   a great-niece of Owen McMahon: ‘I was in my late teens when I heard about it.’ Photograph: Dave Meehan

The most infamous incident of the Belfast pogroms was the massacre of the McMahon family on March 24th, 1922. Owen McMahon, a prosperous pub owner fr(...)

A proposal may emerge from the negotiating “tunnel” where Northern Ireland still could remain fully part of the UK customs union. Photograph: Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP

Should the proposed Brexit compromise for the Border survive the scrutiny of EU technocrats wary of an untidy, highly complex, bespoke solution for No(...)

A tapestry portraying Cardinal John Henry Newman hangs from the facade of St. Peter’s Basilica, at the Vatican. Photograph: Alessandra Tarantino/AP

The founding rector/president of Ireland’s only Catholic university, precursor of University College Dublin (UCD), John Henry Newman was canonised by (...)

“This is literally the worst person I’ve ever sat beside,” I moaned at an attendant. “On by far the longest flight”

Not that long ago I did something that friends in Australia had been telling me to do for ages: take the 17-hour non-stop flight from Heathrow to Pert(...)

 Boris Johnson  in Downing Street, London this week. File photograph: Peter Summers/Getty

Boris Johnson described himself as “a bit of a Europhile” and his Euroscepticism as “a bit of fun” in private comments to Ireland’s former EU commissi(...)

Cork University Hospital consultants: ‘We’ve had a lot of resignations.’ Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/File

The worsening consultant recruitment and retention crisis is particularly acute at Cork University Hospital (CUH) due to years of failure by Cork poli(...)

Police officers seen during a Animal Rebellion protest at Billingsgate Fish Market in Poplar, London. Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Police have announced they have made almost 1,300 arrests of Extinction Rebellion protesters since Monday, as activists hope the weekend will swell th(...)

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